The Adamawa House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a bill for the free treatment of accident and terrorism victims by government hospitals in the state.
The bill was unanimously adopted and passed after a motion for its third reading by the Majority Leader of the House, Hassan Barguma (APC-Hong) at the House, presided over by the Speaker Kabiru Mijinyawa (APC- Yola South).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill, which abolished police report before treatment, defined accident victims requiring emergency treatment to include those of auto crash, plane crash and fire accident.
Others, according to the bill are those involved in flood disaster, armed robbery attack, snake bite, dog bite and rainstorm.
“From the start of this law, the state shall provide free emergency treatment for all accident and terrorism victims within 24 hours of the occurrence of any of such accident.
“All the drugs required for the treatment of the accident victims shall be provided free within the first 24 hours of the accident.
“All terrorism victims shall receive free medical care, drugs and counselling until full recovery”.
The bill, which established an Accident and Terror Victims Support Committee, said the committee would be responsible for sourcing of funds from government, NGOs and private individuals to realise its mandate.
“The committee shall open and maintain a bank account known as Accident and Terror Victims Account, wherein all the funds realised from government and donor agencies shall be lodged.
“The committee shall be responsible for managing the account for the purpose of treatment and support of accident and terror victims, as the Commissioner for Health and Chairman, Hospital Services Management Board, should be signatories to the account”.
The bill further stated that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state should assist in rescuing road traffic accident victims and deposit them at any of the government hospitals.
“The FRSC in the state shall not be obliged to write any undertaking in any government owned hospital before road accident victims are treated.
The bill also said that the State Government is to provide funds and logistics for the joint patrol of the Hospital Service Management Board and the FRSC in rescuing accident victims.
Source : (NAN)
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari
Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.
Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.
According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.
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Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday
He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”
The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
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Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.
The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.
The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.
The state police command is yet to react to the incident.
RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)
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