Help accident victims, fetch national award

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Saving a road accident victim by taking him to a hospital or providing immediate medical care at the spot may fetch you Jeevan Raksha Padak award from the government.

The Ministry of Road Transport had suggested the Ministry of Home Affairs to include Good Samaritans for the national level Jeevan Raksha Padak and proposal has been accepted by Ministry of Home.

People should come forward to help accidents victims without any fear of facing any questions from police or hospital authorities, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said.

The Home Ministry will decide details of awards and under which category it should be given, Gadkari said.

According to the Road Ministry around 40 % of road accidents, victims die due to delay in shifting hospital. With 5 lakh road accidents in a year, India is top in World with at least 1.46 lakh people killed in 2017.

The Ministry of Road Transport had also written to education departments of all states to include road safety in the curriculum. 

The Ministry of Road Transport has roped in Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as a brand ambassador for its road safety awareness campaign. 

Gadkari said he was pained to see "more people killed on Indian roads than in any war" and the department roped in the actor, who without any monetary benefits worked for the ministry.

 

 

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