Scheme for ‘Good Samaritan’

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    • The Union government has launched a scheme for ‘Good Samaritan’. The new scheme Good Samaritan would be effective from October 15, 2021, till March 31, 2026

    Key Points

    • Aim: 
      • To motivate the general public to help the road accident victims in an emergency situation.
    • Provisions:
      • Under the Scheme, anyone who saves the life of a fatal road accident victim by rushing them to a hospital within the “golden hour” will get a cash reward of ?5,000.
        • ‘Golden hour’ refers to the 1-hour time period following a traumatic injury during which there is the highest likelihood of preventing death by providing prompt medical care.
      • Each Good Samaritan would also receive a certificate of appreciation.
      • An individual could be awarded a maximum of five times in a year.
      • If more than one Good Samaritan saves the life of more than one victim, the amount of award would be ?5,000 per victim saved, subject to a maximum of ?5,000 per Good Samaritan.

    Source: HT