Cashless Treatment for Accidents: Most deaths in road accidents occur only due to delay in treatment. Keeping this serious issue in mind, the government is soon going to make arrangements for free treatment in road accident cases. So that the injured can get free treatment as soon as possible and their lives can be saved. For this, changes were already made in the Motor Vehicle Act. According to statistics, last year there were 4.46 lakh road accidents in which 4.23 lakh people were injured and 1.71 lakh people died.
Facility will start available in 4 months
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways may make an announcement in this regard soon. This facility will be implemented in the entire country in the coming 4 months. Ministry Secretary Anurag Jain told during a program that most deaths due to road accidents occur in India. The rule of free and cashless medical treatment is included in the Motor Vehicle Act. This rule is being followed in some states. But now the time has come to implement it in the entire country. Therefore, we have appealed to the Ministry of Health and Family to implement the cashless treatment system in the entire country.
You can get treatment anywhere during the golden hour
According to the Motor Vehicle Act and the order of the Supreme Court, those injured in an accident should be treated immediately in a nearby hospital. If treatment is available within the first few hours of the accident, we will be successful in saving many lives. The first few hours after the accident are called the golden hour. If the injured person is taken to the doctor at that time, he will get immediate treatment and the chances of survival will increase.
Road safety course will be implemented in schools and colleges
To increase awareness about road safety, the government is going to implement this course in schools and colleges. Besides, Bharat NCAP is also being implemented. This includes seat belt reminders and technical changes in vehicles.
More than 4 lakh accidents, 4.23 lakh injured, 1.71 lakh people died
According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 4,46,768 road accidents occurred in the year 2022. Of these, 4,23,158 people were injured and 1,71,100 people died. Of the total road accidents, 45.5 percent occurred due to two-wheelers. After this, the share of road accidents caused by cars was 14.1 percent. In this, most of the accidents occurred due to over speeding and more than 1 lakh people lost their lives. According to the report, road accidents have occurred more in villages.
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