#Endsars: All Casualties Must Be Treated With or Without Payment – Ehanire

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The Minister of Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, has ordered all government-owned teaching hospitals across the country to treat casualties of ongoing #ENDSARS protest whether they have the money to pay for the service or not.

According to the press release signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, A.M. Abdullahi, the Minister of Health said there is a need for emergency medical services as a result of civic unrest in some parts of the country.

He directed that casualties arriving Federal Tertiary Hospitals with evocative injuries should NOT be rejected on account of inability to pay for service.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

He noted that all such persons are to receive treatment without delay.

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“This Administration places priority on the health and wellbeing of citizens and residents and is committed to assuring that lives are not lost needlessly, Ehanire said”.

The minister of health further added that all persons are reminded to still adhere under all conditions to non-pharmaceutical measures when outdoors, especially the use of face masks and hand sanitizers, as well as social distancing, in order to preserve the gains we have made in stemming community transmission of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Federal Ministry of Health Chairman also said that continuation of routine service delivery is essential, using a high index of suspicion for COVID-19, to assure staff protection from infection, considering the ease of transmission.

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He added that all Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all Federal Tertiary Hospitals are to note this directive for immediate compliance.

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