₹2,000 for good Samaritans who help accident victims from Nov
NEW DELHI: Starting from November, the Delhi government will begin rewarding good Samaritans who help road accident victims reach hospitals, Delhi Health Minister said Satyender Jain, Delhi Health Minister.
The decision had been announced by the Delhi government eight months ago and was confirmed by Jain on Monday during a Facebook live session. These people will be rewarded under the 'Good Samaritan Policy'.
The scheme was announced when a road accident victim in west Delhi's Subhash Nagar died after no one came forward to help the victim.
The decision was also taken keeping in mind the hardships people face while bringing accident victims to hospitals. Under the policy, the government will now bear all the cost.
Jain said the government was coming up with a plan under which the treatment of accident victims – in both government and private hospitals – will be free. He added that the government will tie up with at least 303 private hospitals equipped with emergency services so that treatment cost of the accident victims can be paid by the government.
The minister also assured that every citizen can approach the government regarding the accident cases. He said that in emergency cases if the doctors refer to an extension, then the government will also take care of that.
Explaining all these initiatives during the session, he urged the people to be more sensitive regarding accident victims and to cooperate with the government by bringing them to hospitals. The government feels that if citizens come forward, many lives could be saved on the streets of Delhi.
The project was ready but could not be introduced due to various internal issues. From November, Delhiites would get the benefit of this scheme which, according to officials, would encourage citizens.