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India: Helping Accident Victims May Soon be Free of Legal Hassles


New Delhi: Helping strangers injured in accidents won\'t get you entangled in messy legal cases as the government is likely to introduce the Good Samaritan provision in the upcoming Road Safety Act.The move comes after Narendra Modi stressed on road safety and helping accident victims during his recent \'Mann Ki Baat\' radio talk. The ministry of road transport and highways has already drafted the guidelines for bystanders helping accident victims.\r\nThe move to bring these guidelines as part of the upcoming road safety bill would ensure a legal framework for protection of Good Samaritans who mostly end up facing harassment and intimidation
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India: Emergency Operation Centres during Natural Calamities


Srinagar: Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Relief & Rehabilitation, Sayeed Basharat Bukhari said on Monday(August 10), that Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) would be established at the divisional as well as district levels in the State to help people in case of any eventuality.\r\nThe Minister was chairing a meeting of senior officers of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division here on August 12.  The meeting also discussed the measures for making functional temporary EOCs as per immediate requirement and equipping them with trained manpower at the divisional and di
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India: Lifeline Foundation Case Study by TISS Released


Vadodara: The highway rescue and trauma care project, better known as the accident helpline number 9825026000, of Lifeline Foundation was one of the five initiatives that were studied as projects in the social sector that had national impact over the last decade. The study recommended to various state and central governments the necessity of replicating the model, legislating an EMS Act for each state on the lines of the one in Gujarat, capacity building to train first responders and quality paramedical staff on ambulances. The study was presented to key government functionaries as well as leaders from the corporate and development sector.
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India: Committee Mulls Air Ambulance for Accident Victims


Lucknow: A high-level committee on road safety policy on Wednesday(August 12) discussed making air ambulances available to those injured in road accidents so that they can be taken to a hospital as soon as possible.\r\nSenior officers from the departments of home, medical and health, primary, secondary and higher education, PWD, transport, law, finance and the directorate of traffic met. The advisor to the state government for externally aided projects, Madhukar Jaitley, presided over the meeting.
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India: GVK-run \'108\' Emergency Response Services to be Launched Overseas


Hyderabad: GVK-Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), which operates \'108\' ambulance service, will launch operations in Sri Lanka and other countries, a top official said on August 15.\r\nWith a fleet of nearly 10,000 ambulances, EMRI provides emergency response services to over 750 million people across India. These services can be accessed just by dialling \'108\'.
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