The House of Reps has resolved to investigate R-Jolad Hospital for the circumstances surrounding the death of Moradeun Balogun.
The late Miss Balogun died from a knife wound sustained from a robbery attack; but was allegedly rejected by the hospital.
The House of Reps made this resolve following a motion of urgent public importance moved by Wale Raji.
Raji, in his motion, gave an account of the circumstances that led to the death of the lady. He stated that the hospital declined to give the late Balogun medical attention.
He said that the hospital breached the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 with the act.
“The armed robbery attack on Miss Moradeun Balogun occurred on December 2, 2019; in the Gbagada area of Lagos.
“Consequent upon which she was rushed by patriotic citizens to R-Jolad hospital; which was the nearest hospital to the scene of the attack.
“Unfortunately, she was refused medical attention resulting in her untimely death due to excessive loss of blood.
“The alleged refusal of medical attention to the victim is a violation of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017,” he said.
Raji noted that since the incident, “no arrest has been made by the Nigerian Police.”
Adding that “the conduct of doctors/hospitals in refusing medical attention to victims of gunshots and fatal attacks; is a breach of the Hippocratic Oath sworn to by medical practitioners on induction.”
The House of Reps, therefore, mandated the House Committee on Healthcare Services to expeditiously investigate the alleged refusal of the Management of R-Jolad hospital; to provide immediate medical attention to Miss Moradeun on arrival to the hospital which eventually led to her untimely death.
The Inspector-General of Police was also mandated to investigate, arrest and to prosecute all the perpetrators of this heinous act; in line with the relevant provisions of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 and the Criminal Code Act.
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