The manadatory donation of blood by spouses of pregnant women in Lagos state owned hospitals has been stopped (photo)

The manadatory donation of blood by spouses of pregnant women seeking to register for ante- nantal in public hospitals owned by the Lagos State Government has been stopped by a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja.

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Justice Raliat Adebiyi, who delivered the judgement, declared the practice as unfair, arbitrary and a violation of human right as enshrined in section 38 (1) of the 1999 constitution.

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Justice Adebiyi, who struck down the policy, describing it as unprogressive, says it is detrimental to the well being and life of all citizens, who access the public hospitals in Lagos.

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The Judge’s pronouncement on Monday, was prompted by a fundamental human right suit filed by the social economic and accountability project group SERAP.

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