Free Treatment to Road Accident Victims

Immediate treatment in case of road accidents thereby reducing the fatality rate.

On November 18, 2021 Tamil Nadu government has announced Free Treatment to Road Accident Victims scheme. Under this scheme, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to provide free medical treatment to the accident victims in the geographical limits of Tamil Nadu state. It is applicable to all the victims facing road accidents in the state irrespective of them being either from Tamil Nadu or from any other state or country. The free treatment under this scheme will include 81 lifesaving procedures and will be provided by the state government for the first 48 hours. Free treatment will be provided up to Rs. 1 lakh to each accident victim. This scheme will ensure treatment in the golden hour thereby increasing the chances of saving the accident victim.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Free Treatment to Road Accident Victims
Scheme Under:Tamil Nadu Government
Announcement Date:November 18, 2021
Beneficiaries:Road accident victims in the state
Benefit:Free Treatment to the road accident victims upto Rs. 1 lakh for the first 48 hours
Major Objective:Immediate treatment in case of road accidents thereby reducing the fatality rate.
Initial Fund:Rs. 50 crores

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to provide free treatment to the road accident victims in the state for the first 48 hours.
  • It aims at providing immediate treatment in the golden hour.
  • This scheme will provide a coverage of about 81 lifesaving procedures in the hospitals for the road accident victims.
  • It tends to assist the victims by providing free treatment with a upto Rs. 1 lakh.
  • It will cover even the non-residents of the state facing accidents within the state boundaries.
  • It aims to ensure quick treatment without the individual being worried of the financial expenses at that difficult moment.
  • The scheme aims at immediate treatment thereby reducing the death rate.

Key Points:

  • Tamil Nadu state government has come up with a new scheme to provide Free Treatment to Road Accident Victims in the state.
  • This scheme was announced on November 18, 2021.
  • Under this scheme, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to provide free medical treatment to the accident victims in the geographical limits of Tamil Nadu state.
  • It is applicable to all the victims facing road accidents in the state irrespective of them being either from Tamil Nadu or from any other state or country.
  • The free treatment under this scheme will include 81 lifesaving procedures.
  • This treatment will be provided for the first 48 hours after the accident.
  • Free treatment will be provided up to Rs. 1 lakh to each accident victim.
  • Treatment will be provided in over 600 hospitals government and private hospitals identified by the state government.
  • This scheme aims for the golden hour treatment of the road accident victims across the state thereby reducing the fatality/ death rate.
  • It intends to help the people with quick treatment with no worry of financial burden of hospital expenses at that difficult moment.
  • The state government has allotted an initial fund of Rs. 50 crores for implementation of this scheme.
  • This scheme will be implemented for twelve months initially and then will be integrated in the state insurance scheme.

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