The project will be launched on Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur national highway

The first project of cashless treatment for those injured in road accidents will be launched on the busy Delhi-Gurgaon-Jaipur national highway on July 1.

The 225-km highway is one of the most accident prone stretches in the country claiming about 250 lives annually. An initiative of the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways C.P. Joshi, who holds additional charge of Railways, the arrangement is to provide a quick response to any accident.

The objective is to get medical help within six to seven minutes of an accident and reach medical care in the golden hour for which 10 ambulances will be stationed at vantage points and treatment will be provided for at least two days at the 51 notified hospitals.

The government will bear the cost for a maximum of Rs. 30,000 per victim at Central Government Health Scheme rates.


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