In order to secure free and mandatory treatment for acid attack and road accident victims, the Delhi government has issued guidelines for cashless treatment of medico-legal cases involving survivors of road accidents, acid attacks and thermal burn injuries.
According to a report by TOI, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain issued the guidelines and said that the government will bear the cost of treatment in such cases.
Guidelines issued for free & mandatory treatment of accident, acid burns& fire victims in all hospitals in Delhi.Del govt will bear the cost— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) February 17, 2018
The progressive move is aimed at encouraging people to take victims immediately to a nearest hospital to save the victims' life, even if it is a private hospital.
It is to be noted that these guidelines will will be applicable only to incidents taking place in the capital. Also, the survivors will be able to avail the said facility in registered nursing homes and private hospitals in Delhi.
According to the guidelines, the survivor will not be required to carry any document for verification and eligibility. Also, no hospital can refuse treatment to such patients due to any reason. The medical facilities treating the victims will be reimbursed through 'Delhi Arogya Kosh'.
After the treatment, it would be compulsory for the hospital to provide a copy of the bill showing 100% discount.
Delhi government has been lauded for its decision all over India.
Great work sir.Keep working for janta.Also work on highlighting such initiatives.— PrAvEeN (@meprvn) February 17, 2018
दिल्ली सरकार के इस फैसले का @Swasth_Bharat स्वागत करता है। इस तरह की नीति देश के अन्य राज्यों को भी अपनानी चाहिए।— Ashutosh Kumar Singh (@ZAshuSingh) February 18, 2018
Thanku so much sir. Ur govt really made history. No other govt did this— Richaaggarwal (@Richaag60462217) February 18, 2018
A praiseworthy step indeed!