Delhi government approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national capital.[tii_pullquote align=”right”]”Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness”[/tii_pullquote]
Announcing the Cabinet’s decision, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the scheme is intended to-
- Encourage people to take accident victims in emergency situation to hospitals so that someone’s life could be saved.
- Under the same scheme, the AAP government had in April last year, had decided to provide basic life support training to all auto-rickshaw drivers in the city.
- The idea was to have help at hand in case of a road accident.
- At present, most of people are unwilling to help road accident victims mainly because they are scared they will land in trouble or be harassed by police. This policy seeks to change this attitude of people.
Source: Indian Express