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15 October 2009

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria — A Nigerian lawmaker says parliament is considering a bill that will make it a criminal offense for hospitals and medical workers to delay or deny treatment of gunshot wounds. House of Representatives member Mayor Eze said Thursday that failure to treat a victim in both private and public hospitals could result in at least five years in prison. Nigerian hospitals now must wait to treat victims of gunshot wounds because of a police directive from the... (

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