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Delhi government to launch accident victim policy

The Delhi government has decided to launch accident victim policy which will cover all hospital expenses of victims of road accidents, acid attacks or burns. As per government, there is no upper limit on the cost of treatment and all victims irrespective of residence, and even foreigners will be entitled to get free treatment in any Delhi hospital, government or private if the accident takes place in the capital.

Dec 13, 2017 11:52 IST
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The Delhi government has decided to launch accident victim policy which will cover all hospital expenses of victims of road accidents, acid attacks or burns.

As per government, there is no upper limit on the cost of treatment and all victims irrespective of residence, and even foreigners will be entitled to get free treatment in any Delhi hospital, government or private if the accident takes place in the capital.

However, the proposed scheme accident victim policy will require the lieutenant governor's approval.

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Key points of this scheme

It is aimed to save as many lives as possible. Through this scheme, the victims can be taken to any private hospital next to the accident site.

Private hospitals will not ask for any money from such patients or their relatives for treatment.

Private hospitals will be asked to keep records of victims so that it could be reimbursed after due verification.

It also intends to end the practice to not admit accident victims under various pretexts if the patients are poor by private hospitals.

Background


As per Delhi government, total 8,000 accidents occur on Delhi roads every year, disturbing 15,000-20,000 people, and about 1,600 people die per year due to road accidents.

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