Delhi Government to Reward Rs 2,000 to Those Who Take Accident Victims to Hospital
New Delhi, Oct 11: The Delhi government will start rewarding Rs 2,000 from October end to any person who helps accident victims to reach hospitals, said Satyendra Jain, Delhi Health Minister on Monday in a Facebook live video. The decision was announced by the Delhi government eight months back.
These people will be rewarded with the ‘Good Samaritan Policy’. The scheme was announced after a road accident at West Delhi’s Subhash Nagar where no one came forward to help the accident victim and he died. The decision was also taken as people face a lot of difficulties to bring the accident victims to hospitals due to cost-related issues. The government will now bear all the cost.
He said that government was coming up with a plan under which the treatment of accident victims, in both government and private hospitals, will be free. Jain said that the Delhi government will tie up with at least 303 private hospitals where there are emergency services so that treatment cost of these accident victims can be paid by the government.