In a significant move that will benefit Delhiites, AAP government will now bear the expenses of treatment in private hospitals for those injured in road accidents and victims of burns and acid attacks.
Delhi govt will bear the expenses of treatment in pvt hospitals of people injured in road accidents,victims of burns and acid attacks pic.twitter.com/ipuSORCAcH— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) March 9, 2017
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that often private hospitals do not admit road accident victims or refer them to government hospitals over payment issues.
Aim is to save as many lives as possible.Precious time is lost when long distances are covered to take the victims to a govt hospital2/3— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) March 9, 2017
Often pvt hospitals either don’t admit road accident victims or simply stabilise the patients before sending them off to a govt hospital.3/3— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) March 9, 2017
Delhi government has selected 230 hospitals for this initiative which have more than 20 beds, intensive care units, and equipped to deal with emergency cases such as road accidents and burns, says a report in Hindustan Times.
The scheme however, has just one condition-the accident should have taken place in the capital.
While the government will pay the bill for emergency aid, surgery and a two-week stay in the hospital, Jain added that if the patient needs to stay for a longer period, the regional director of health can assist the concerned person.
For availing the benefit, which will be available in the next 2-3 days, the hospital will have to provide details of the accident within 12 hours of admitting them including the patient's documents.
(Feature image source: PTI)