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2 days free treatment scheme to accident victims launched


2 days free treatment scheme to accident victims launched

Bengaluru: A scheme to provide free treatment to road accident victims for the first 48 hours in the nearest government or private hospital was launched by Karnataka government.

The scheme, Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana, has been named after Harish Nanjappa who donated his eyes moments before his death even as he lay severely injured seeking help after a mishap in the city last month.

Under the scheme, immediate medical relief would be provided to the victim during the “Golden Hour” with financial aid up to Rs 25,000 during the first 48 hours of treatment.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who launched the scheme, said whenever the accident happens, people should show at least basic sense of humaneness of calling an ambulance, informing police and comforting the affected person.

He said in many accident cases involving two-wheelers, bicycles or pedestrians, it was the poor and middle class who suffer and it was therefore incumbent on the government to come to their help.

Siddaramaiah paid tributes to 23-year old Nanjappa,  whose body was cut in half after a truck hit his motorcycle and ran over him here and who in dying moments told paramedics shifting him to the hospital to harvest his organs and donate them to the needy.

Grief-stricken mother of Nanjappa Geetha said nobody should suffer the fate his son did and thanked the government for naming the scheme after him.

About 200 hospitals have been impaneled for the scheme for which Rs 10 crore had been earmarked in 2015-16.

The Health Department has requested the Chief Minister to provide Rs 75 crore in the 2016-17 Budget, according to Health Minister U T Khader.




Source: PTI
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    Dr Ramesh vardhan November 4, 2017, 2:26 pm

    U T KHADER, IS NOT IN THE CONCERNED MINISTERY HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE. MR RAMESH KUMAR IS THE PRESENT MINISTER OF HEALTH. DESPITE HAVING HIGHEST OF MEDICAL COLLEGES IN KAR NATAKA, WITH THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS ( ON THE PAPERS, IT IS HARD TO FIND THEM THE MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING HOSPITALS). BECAUSE MOST OF THEM BEING IN TO THE PRIVATE PRACTICE, DISAPPEAR SOON AFTER BIOMETRICS. LEAVING OPD TO THE MERCY OF THE TRAINEES, THEY TOO HAVE LEARNT TRICKS OF THEIR TEACHERS ( CHEATERS).BY PACK UP THE PATIENTS WITH VARIOUS REASONS – PATIENT WENT AGAINST THE MEDICAL ADVICE, REFUSE THE TREATMENT, REFER TO THE HIGHER CENTRE, SEND THEM FOR C T, MRI AND USG SCANS. ( RUN BY RESIDENTS/ DOCTORS OF THE SAME HOSPITALS.* WHO HAVE FAVOURED THEM IN GET THE ATTENDANCE, ASSESSMENT AND PASSING THE PRACTICAL EXAMS. INSTEAD OF WASTING THE TAXPAYERS HARD EARNED MONEY BY BRING IN FUNNY SCHEMES. LET THE GOVERNMENT STOP PRIVATE PRACTICE BY THE MEDICAL COLLEGES TEACHERS AND AS WELL AS ALL THE GOVERNMENT DOCTORS. AND BY KEEPING AWAY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM THE CLUTCHES OF BABUS THE BUREAUCRATS. WE CAN IMPROVE THE HEALTH CARE BY MANY FOLDS. GOVERNMENT COMES OUT VARIOUS SCHEMES JUST BEFORE THE ELECTIONS TO FOOL THE PUBLIC, IN THE PROCESS THEY FAIL MISERABLY. OUR\’ S IS ONE OF WORST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD TREATING TRAUMATIC PATIENTS IS NOT A CHILD\’S PLAY. WE ARE FAR AWAY FROM THE TREATING SIMPLE FRACTURES, EMERGENCY MEDICINE WILL TAKE AT LEAST ANOTHER 10 – 15 YEARS TO TAKE SHAPE IN INDIA. ON THE PAPERS GOVERNMENT MAY SHOW ANY THING AND EVERY THING. BUT REALITY IT IS A DISTANT DREAM.