With an aim to provide immediate medical help to road accidents victims, Kerala government will provide free two days medical treatment for the persons who met with an accident. Government will bear all the expenses for the first two two days under this new initiative.
This move will be a great one because most of the accident victims need necessary medical help during initial crucial hours and Kerala government want to be make it sure that everyone should get proper treatment.
Advanced Trauma Care facilities will be launched in district medical and taluk hospitals as well as in major private medical care institutions. Along with that a dedicated ambulance service for this initiative will be made available. The ambulance will be having latest medical facilities and a call center will be established to contact for the services of ambulance.
A detailed road map on the scheme will be issued by the Kerala State government after having consultation with insurance companies. These insurance companies reimburse the medical expenses.
Government will make it sure that private Hospitals covered under this Trauma Care Scheme don’t demand money from the patient or the families during first two days of the treatment.
Why is the Need?
As per the Kerala Government’s data, road accidents deaths have been increasing in the state which is an alarming signal for the state government. As per the statistics 11 people die and about 120 people get injuries(Major or Minor) in road accidents on daily basis in the state.
Till April, there were 12938 road accident cases reported in Kerala with 1330 deaths and 14303 people suffering with severe and minor injuries. The government’s new part of trauma care treatment will make it sure that road accident victims of Kerala get required medical support timely and number of deaths could be reduced.