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‘Good Samaritans helping accident victims not to be harassed’

 Good Samaritans saving lives of road accident victims need not fear harassment by police or hospital <g data-gr-id="12">authorities,</g> while <g data-gr-id="11">lack</g> of response by a doctor in such cases would be construed as professional misconduct. This <g data-gr-id="9">good ‘</g>Samaritan; guidelines form part of a notification by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry and assume significance as India accounts for five lakh road accidents annually with 1.5 lakh deaths.

Not only a bystander or good Samaritan, including an eyewitness of a road accident  should be allowed to leave immediately, but they “shall be suitably rewarded or compensated to encourage other citizens to come forward to help the road accident victims by the authorities in the manner as may be specified by state governments,” the notification said.
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