Karnataka launches Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana for free treatment to accident victims
Karnataka government has launched Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana to provide free medical treatment to road accident victims for the first 48 hours (2 days) in the nearest government or private hospital.
The scheme has been named after Harish Nanjappa who had donated his eyes moments before his death. He had died as no help was provided to him after he was severely injured in mishap in February 2016 .
Under the scheme
- Immediate medical relief would be provided to the victim during the Golden Hour with financial aid up to Rs 25,000 during the first 48 hours of treatment.
- Financial assistance to victims of road accidents will be provided across the state irrespective of their financial status or nationality.
- All hospitals would be directed not to reject accident victims and they shall be provided proper medical care for first 48 hours and get treatment at any hospital.
Categories: States Current Affairs - 2017