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The Federal Government, FG, has directed medical doctors to treat emergency cases including gunshot victims without requesting police clearance or other restraints.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole urged them to treat patients on emergency before asking for money, adding that life is more precious than money.

He gave the directive at the swearing-in of 342 foreign trained medical doctors and six dentistry graduates in Abuja on Tuesday.

Adewole said, “Doctors must show no restraint in treating emergencies, even with gun-shot wounds you must treat them, thereafter raise questions.

“Hospitals are sanctuary for the sick and injured, never must our hospitals be closed for whatever reasons; even in war time situations, hospital must remain open.

“You must also treat emergencies before asking for money because life is more precious than money,” the Minister ordered.

He further advised them to continually practice within the limit of their competence and imbibe global best practice to better their lots in the profession.

The foreign graduates were successful in the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN, assessment held from April 6 to 8, which enables them to practice in the country.

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