Scheme for grant of award to good Samaritan

  • Last Updated on: February 14, 2023
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3 out of 4 people in the country are hesitant to help injured accident victims on roads due to fear of police harassment, detention at hospitals, and prolonged legal formalities.
Nearly 50 per cent of road fatalities would not have happened had medical attention been given within the first hour, i.e. Golden Hour.
"Scheme for grant of award to good Samaritan" was launched w.e.f. 15th October 2021 to encourage good Samaritans basically and any individual is eligible for the award of Rs 5000 per accident along with a "Certificate of Appreciation",
1. who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle 2. by administering immediate assistance and
3. rushing to Hospital within the Golden Hour of the accident to provide medical treatment
Good Samaritan" means a person, who in good faith, voluntarily and without expectation of any reward or compensation renders emergency medical or nonmedical care or assistance at the scene of an accident to the victim or transports such victim to the hospital.
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