India for cashless treatment for road accidents across the country

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India is for bringing in a scheme of cashless treatment for motor accident victims, as contemplated under the MV Act 2019.  The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has prepared a blue print for implementing the scheme.

The scheme also includes treatment of victims during the crucial Golden hour, an official release said.

The ministry has written to the state governments for their views on scheme by July 10. The scheme also includes creation of a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund.

The National Health Authority, which is the nodal agency for PMJAY, has been entrusted to implement the scheme. The National Health Authority has footfall across the country with over 21,000 hospitals on board.

As per the new scheme, compulsory insurance coverage will be provided to all road users in the country.  The Fund would be utilised for treatment of road accident victims and for payment of compensation to the injured or to the family of person losing life in hit and run cases. The proposed modalities of the scheme have been designed in a way that they allow access to quality care at the right time for all individuals, irrespective of their capability to pay.

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