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Angels to walk the Streets of Delhi

Delhi Government to give free treatment to accident victims and rewards to good samaritans

Roads have been the most unnoticed killers in recent times. Road accidents account to about 2% of the total deaths in the country every year. Our country witnesses around 1370 accidents every day and 400 deaths due to accidents every single day. It’s not an unknown fact that a big reason for these deaths is because the victims are unable to get immediate medical care. Unfortunately, 80% do not even get any emergency medical care within the first hour of the accident. And one of the major reasons for not getting immediate medical care has been lack of willingness of the onlookers to help accident victims. 


On investigating further, one would realise that one of the biggest factors why onlookers refrain from helping any accident victim is the deeply instilled fear that they will be dragged into legal hassles or be harassed by police. It is often reported that hospitals detain a samaritan who rushed the victim to the hospital for payments. According to a survey conducted by SaveLIFE Foundation, a nonprofit working on road safety and emergency medical care, a fraction as big as 88% had shown their reluctance to help in case of accident cases due to the above-mentioned reasons.


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