Centre unveils project for cashless treatment of road crash victims

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Centre unveils project for cashless treatment of road crash victims

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 15, 2024 | Current Affairs

Syllabus: GS-I,  Subject: Current Affairs,  Topic: Schemes/Policies/Programmes

Context: Nationwide cashless medical treatment for accident victims launched under Motor Vehicle Act 2019.

 About the project: 

  1. Collaboration between the Ministry of Roads Transport & Highways and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  2. Aim: Reduce road accident fatalities by 50% by 2030.
  3. Initiative ensures prompt treatment during critical ‘golden hour’.
  4. The Road safety strategy includes education, engineering, enforcement, and emergency care.

Prelims Connect: Top of Form


Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019

Key Provisions:

ü  Establishes Motor Vehicle Accident Fund for insurance cover to all road users.

ü  Raises minimum compensation for accidents, including hit-and-run cases.

ü  Requires new vehicles to be registered at the dealer level.

ü  Mandates state-issued licenses and IT Act compliance for taxi aggregators.

ü  Allows the central government to recall vehicles posing risks.

ü  Protects Good Samaritans from legal action for assisting accident victims.Top of Form

Terminology in News:

Golden Hour:

In emergency medicine, the “golden hour” is the first hour after a traumatic accident injury, when the chances of preventing death are highest with prompt medical treatment.

Source: The Hindu

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