₹ 2000 AWARD FOR HELPING ACCIDENT VICTIMS
The Delhi Government in a move to go parallel with new Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016
has come up with a new What is called Good Samaritan Policy under which the government will provide 2000 Rs. as a sign of gratitude to any person who helps the Road accident victim to take for taking victim to the hospital.
The Delhi Government approved this policy last Friday in order to save the road accident victims from the shackles of legal formalities, it is seen that many victims of road accident die just because of delay or lack of medical treatment.
“This scheme will encourage people to take accident victims to the hospital. Along with Rs 2,000, an appreciation certificate issued by the government will also be given,” said deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia.
This movement is actually fueled by an NGO named SaveLife Foundation who in 2012 filed a PIL which resulted in an Supreme Court Judgment in 2016 with list of guidelines protecting good samaritans from legal hassles.
The NGO in their petition had submitted the results of a survey conducted by them, which showed that 74% of the bystanders are unlikely to assist a victim of serious injury. They found that in Delhi the situation was the worst as 96% of people were unlikely to help.
A report by World Health Organisation (WHO) also claimed that “skilled and empowered bystanders play a crucial role in saving lives” and “in order to enable bystanders to come forward and help injured persons, a supportive legal and ethical environment is needed”.
This is an appreciable move taken by the Delhi government in a city which faces plethora of road accidents.
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