C’RIVER SOUTH: Senator Reports Progress on Gunshot Victims Treatment Motion

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Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr from Cross River South Senatorial District took to social media last weekend to provide an update on the tragic incident of September 26th, specifically concerning the death of Ms. Greatness Olorunfemi. In his post, he expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the motion presented on the floor of the Senate NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

According to Senator Ekpenyong, following the Senate’s resolutions, the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force has issued a mandate to all police commanding units to enforce the provisions of the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshots Act 2017 without delay. This step is crucial in addressing the concerns raised regarding the treatment of gunshot victims and ensuring that they receive prompt and appropriate care.

Additionally, the Federal Ministry of Health has pledged active collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force to disseminate the National Act to all police divisions across the nation and raise public awareness. This collaboration aims to make the provisions of the Act more widely known and understood, furthering the cause of ensuring that gunshot victims receive the necessary medical attention they require.

Senator Ekpenyong highlighted that the 10th Senate is deeply committed to ensuring justice is served for the Olorunfemi family. The Senate’s determination extends to monitoring compliance and the enforcement of directives in healthcare facilities nationwide. This proactive approach aims to prevent other families from enduring similar tragedies in the future.

The Senator’s report reflects the legislative body’s commitment to addressing the issues surrounding the treatment of gunshot victims in Nigeria and ensuring that such cases are handled more effectively, ultimately saving lives and promoting public safety.