Delhi government will soon have a scheme under which rewards will be given to people who takes accident victims to the hospital.
The capital home minister Satyendra Jain told PTI that the government has prepared a draft of the scheme where an incentive will be announced to ensure immediate help to road accident victims in the national capital. The draft will be tabled in the Cabinet by the end of this month and then sent to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his approval.
The move comes after public apathy towards a 35-year-old security guard, who died on the road, after being hit by a speeding delivery van in West Delhi.
The whole incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed near Meraj cinema.”It is very unfortunate that no one come to assist him,” the Home Minister said.
Jain further said that people don’t take victims to hospital fearing that they may be questioned by the police.
“There is also a Supreme Court directive that such people who help accident victims cannot be harassed or questioned. I appeal to people to help them as it is a pious task to save someone’s life,” he said