Karnataka Introduces 48-Hour Free Treatment For Accident Victims | Read

PUBLISHED ON: March 9, 2016 | Duration: 2 min, 21 sec

   
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Earlier this year, a young man, Harish Nanjappa, died in a road accident on a highway outside Bengaluru. As he lay dying, without any treatment, he spoke of his wish to donate his organs.On Tuesday, the Karnataka state government named a new scheme to ensure treatment to accident victims after him. Under the scheme, accident victims will receive care for the first 48 hours regardless of their ability to pay. For the treatment of each accident victim, Rs. 25,000 will be assured -- the government has earmarked Rs. 80 crore for the scheme.
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