The Molluma Yakubu Centre for Medical Law , (Molluma Medico-Legal Centre) invites young persons from ages of 13-18 who are interested in Law or Medicine to enlist in a debate.
According to the CEO of Molluma Medico-Legal Centre, Gloria Ballason, the debate will based on the following topics: “A. How Practical is the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017?”
And eligibility includes: 1) Young persons of ages 13 – 18 years interested in Law or medical Sciences.
ii ) Must be resident in Kaduna or willing to travel to Kaduna.
iii )Fluent in English Language
Adding, Interested candidates are to submit a Debate essay of minimum of 10 points in favour or against the topic in a maximum of 1,000 words to the email address: email@example.com
and the deadline for submission is Monday 6th September, 2021.
Ballason further stated that, the winner will take home N50, 000.00 while the 1st Runner-up: N30, 000.00 and 2nd Runner-up: N20, 000.00.
In addition to cash prizes, Winners will have complimentary tickets to the 2021 House of Justice Banquet. This, winners will be announced and prizes given at the Annual Molluma Medico-Legal Centre Lecture on Friday 24th September 2021.
In addition, the Molluma Yakubu Centre for Medical Law (Molluma Medico-Legal Centre) at House of Justice, Kaduna-Nigeria invites entries for essays on the following topics: 1. A Critical Appraisal on Compliance with the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017.
2. Regulating Medical Practitioners Vs. Regulating Medical Practice: The Role of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in Checkmating Medical Negligence.
And the essay will on the following background:
1. The Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act 2017 guarantees the right to dignity and emergency treatment of gunshot victims and obligates the police and hospitals to render assistance and treatment to victims of gunshots. This Law is however honoured more in breach than in compliance. With the rise in terrorism and mass atrocities in Nigeria and the accompanying mortality rates from gunshots, how can effective compliance to the provisions of the Act be ensured?
2. The Medical and Dental Practitioners Act CAP M8 2004 regulates medical practitioners but not medical practice. Quacks who are not qualified medical practitioners do not fall under the sledgehammer of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. The MDCN has coordinate jurisdiction with the High Courts. How can medical negligence be effectively curtailed?
And the essay competition is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate (Law and Medical Sciences) students across tertiary institutions in Nigeria and Nigerian students in the diaspora.
Entries are to be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The form for entry will available at a cost of 5,000 (Five Thousand words excluding footnotes and abstract) and the wnner will take home N150, 000.0, 1st Runner-up: N100, 000.00 and 2nd Runner-up: N50, 000.00.
In addition to cash prizes, winning submissions will be published in an upcoming issue of the Molluma Medico-Legal Centre.
Winners will be announced and prizes given at the Annual Molluma Medico-Legal Centre Lecture on Friday 24th September 2021. Deadline for Submission:Friday 17th September 2021. And for further information: