In what comes as one of the most progressive policies to promote road safety, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to reward good Samaritans who will be helping in taking road accident and trauma victims to the hospital.
Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday said the Delhi Government has planned an incentive scheme to help the road accident victims.
“To save someone’s life is priceless. So, we will also publicly felicitate such people,” he said.
“I was extremely sad after reading this news. First of all, I think the people are scared of the fact that they will land in some trouble if they help anybody. I would like to appeal to everyone it is the Supreme Court’s order that nobody would be questioned or harassed. We take full responsibility of this fact,” he told ANI.
Nearly half the number of deaths on Indian roads can be prevented if the victims are brought to hospitals within the ‘golden hour.’ The ‘golden hour’ refers to the first hour after an accident, during which, if given prompt medical attention, the accident victim has the highest likelihood of survival.
Recent research has revealed that economic incentives have a positive influence on the reduction of road accidents and injuries.