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Cashless treatment facility will be started soon for road accident victims, treatment up to Rs 2.5 lakh will be free

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Cashless treatment scheme soon for road accident victims with Rs 2.5 lakh cap per case

new Delhi. The central government is planning to introduce cashless treatment facility for road accident victims soon. Under this, the maximum spending limit in each case will be Rs 2.5 lakh. There are about five lakh road accidents in the country every year. It is the highest in the world. Given these figures, this scheme is considered very important. One and a half lakh people die in road accidents in the country every year and three lakh people become crippled. In a letter sent to the state transport secretaries and commissioners on Tuesday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said that a motor vehicle accident fund will be created under the ministry for the plan for cashless treatment.

The letter said that under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, a robust IT infrastructure of the National Health Authority (NHA) will probably be used to provide cashless treatment to road accident victims. It states that Indian and foreign nationals, who will be victims of road accident, will all be eligible to avail this scheme. There will be a maximum limit of Rs 2.5 lakh per accident per person under this scheme. To implement this scheme, financial assistance will be provided for trauma and health care services in road accident through an account opened by the ministry.

Funds for this fund will be collected from insurance companies through the General Insurance Council for insured vehicles and hit-and-run cases. The letter states that payments for vehicles without insurance will be made by the Ministry. Apart from this, the owner of an uninsured vehicle will have to bear the cost of treatment as compensation.

PMJAY scheme is implemented in 32 out of 36 states and union territories and the scheme is benefiting 13 crore families. Under this scheme, the victim will be provided cashless trauma care treatment at the nearest hospital in the country.

This post was published on July 1, 2020 10:26 am

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