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Govt. to offer cashless medical treatment to accident victims

The government’s strategy for road safety consists of 5Es - Education, Engineering, Enforcement and Emergency Care.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) plans to introduce cashless medical treatment to all injured accident victims across India within the next 3-4 months.

The amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019 has provisions for free and cashless medical treatment to injured victims. According to Anurag Jain, Secretary, MoRTH, some states have implemented it, but the ministry now plans to roll out the scheme across India.

“It is envisioned for providing access to cashless trauma care treatment for road accident victims at the nearest appropriate hospital in the country, in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling, and by drawing its power from the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019,” Jain said. “Such cashless treatment shall be extended to road accident victims, including during the golden hour,” he added.

It is part of the government’s strategy for road safety, which consists of 5Es - Education, Engineering, Enforcement and Emergency Care.

Source: ET Auto

 
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