To assist crash victims, Centre launches ‘cashless’ pilot | India Information – 7 minute timer

To assist crash victims, Centre launches ‘cashless’ pilot | India Information

NEW DELHI: Street transport ministry on Thursday introduced launching a pilot programme to offer “cashless” remedy to all highway crashes in Chandigarh, which is able to entitle such victims to get remedy of as much as Rs 1.5 lakh and for a most of seven days.Primarily based on the result of the pilot programme, growth of cashless remedy facility to the whole nation shall be thought-about, it stated. The ministry stated the pilot programme is geared toward establishing an ecosystem for offering well timed medical care to highway crash victims, together with in the course of the golden hour (first hour from accident). TOI had on Jan 31 first reported in regards to the govt proposal to cap the quantity for cashless remedy.Nationwide Well being Authority (NHA) will implement the pilot programme, in coordination with police, hospitals and State Well being Company (SHA). A number of research have discovered that round half of highway deaths could be prevented by offering fast medical care within the first one hour of a crash. In 2022, India recorded the utmost ever 1.68 lakh highway deaths.Sources stated an evaluation by the ministry has discovered that common medical bills in round 97% of highway crash circumstances is roughly Rs 60,000. Solely a small variety of victims want lengthy hospitalisation and intensive care.The cashless medical remedy will cowl crashes brought on by motor automobiles on all kinds of roads. Ayushman Bharat (PM-JAY) packages for trauma and poly-trauma circumstances are additionally being co-opted on this scheme. The ministry has carried out inter-ministerial session for the scheme, which was launched within the Central Motor Car Act in 2019.

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