Many Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform, Twitter to let off steam after a hospital in Abuja refused to attend to two accident victims over police report.
A Nigerian man, Othniel Anselm had drawn the attention of Nigerians to his plight after he narrated how his younger sister and her friend were left to die by a hospital that insisted on police report before commencing treatment.
He said a drunk driver had rammed into the tricycle his sister and her friend were in, killing the ‘keke’ rider instantly and leaving his sister and her friend half dead.
They, however, died when they were taken to a second hospital because too much time had been wasted.
This angered many Nigerians, who are using the platform to call on appropriate authorities to sanction the hospital.
See some reactions
What's the use of going to school to study medicine for years, or whatever useless course you read that put you in a hospital, if you still see a dying person and ask for police report. 😏 #justiceforjemima
— ⛔️B U N M I 🦋 (@Bunmi_Wurld) October 24, 2019
If you ask the doctors, they will tell you that we don't need any police report to commence treatment of accident victims. But in the real world, they do the opposite.
If we don't drag the people involved in this one, this impunity will continue.#justiceforjemima
— FapaZ (@MrUcheya) October 24, 2019
So hospitals now need police reports before treating the injured during accidents?😑😑🥺#justiceforjemima
— Damy (@king_damy) October 24, 2019
This will just trend for a day and some of us will forget it!
Please let's make it trend for at least more than a Day, Week, Month or even a year!
Till Justice is served.
THE MEDIA HAVE POWER TOO!
— MUKTAR (@Itzmuky) October 24, 2019
First question to be asked is, if a relative of the said doctors, children, wife or husband were brought in that same condition for treatment, would the police report still be required?? #justiceforjemima
— Tunde Sadiq (@TundeSadiq2) October 24, 2019
According to the "Compulsory Treatment & Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017", refusal to treat such a victim carries a 5-year jail sentence. Jemima's case wasn't even a gunshot wound but an accident & you ask for a police report? Those involved need be jailed! #justiceforjemima https://t.co/tCApRVIfxI
— CHIDUBEM NJOKU (@ChidubemNJ) October 24, 2019
The only thing i know is that even if an armed robber was shot and probably rushed to the hospital, i think the first thing to do is save the live and call the police later. What's Police Report? #justiceforjemima
— Goodness and Mercy (@thobyiano) October 24, 2019