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Government announces ‘Good Samaritan’ scheme

By EMN Updated: Aug 06, 2022 12:06 am

Dimapur, Aug. 5 (EMN): To motivate the public to help road accident victims during emergencies, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has announced the ‘Good Samaritan’ scheme.

Under the scheme, anyone who saves the life of a fatal road accident victim by administering immediate assistance and rushing them to the hospital within the ‘golden hour’ would be awarded. The scheme came into effect on October 15, 2021, and would remain operational till the completion of the 15th financial cycle (March 31, 2026), stated a DIPR report.

The amount of award for each ‘Good Samaritan’ would be INR 5000 per incident. There would also be 10 national level awards for the most worthy ‘Good Samaritans,’ who would be selected from all those who have been awarded during the year with a cash award of INR 1,00,000 each.

It stated that a standard and uniform format of acknowledgment should be used by the police/ hospitals and furnish to the appraisal committee at the district level comprising the deputy commissioner, superintendent of police, chief medical officer and the regional/ district transport officer. It added that the appraisal committee would scrutinise the details of the ‘Good Samaritan’ and the incident under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner before submitting to the transport department for release of the cash award.

By EMN Updated: Aug 06, 2022 12:06:22 am