Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo introduced the country’s first Patients’ Bill of Rights, developed with the Consumer Protection Council, to protect citizens and help address health care challenges, the Daily Trust reports. The bill outlines 12 patient rights, including access to information, patient-related information, quality of care, and the right to privacy, among others. CPC Director General Babatunde Irukera said that while such rights existed in Nigerian law, the Bill of Rights aggregates the information for reference purposes and also helps to empower patients. Irukera said, "Protecting rights in the healthcare sector is of particular importance and is a defining feature of how society should, and must operate."
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