With IIT Madras, Hry Police to start pilot project in Panchkula for timely medical assistance to accident victims

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With IIT Madras, Hry Police to start pilot project in Panchkula for timely medical assistance to accident victims

Friday, 08 December 2023 | PNS | Chandigarh

To improve road safety and ensure timely medical assistance for accident victims, Haryana Director General of Police Shatrujeet Kapur on Thursday said that a pilot project will be started soon in Panchkula in collaboration with IIT Madras. This project, aimed at optimizing emergency response to road accidents, will be implemented in Panchkula. Additionally, a proposal has been submitted to the Haryana government to provide free medical treatment to accident victims for the first 48 hours, he added.

Addressing a virtual meeting with senior police officers of the traffic wing across the state, Kapur highlighted the importance of the project and its potential impact. He explained that the initiative involves the development of a mobile app called "Sanjaya." This app will provide crucial information to first responders, including the location of the nearest blood banks, ambulances, and hospitals. This will significantly improve the timeliness and efficiency of medical care for injured victims.

"The golden hour after a road accident is critical for survival," Kapur emphasized. "This app will play a vital role in ensuring that victims receive the medical attention they need during this critical period."

Apart from providing real-time ambulance availability data, "Sanjaya" will also feature maps of major roads, national highways, state highways, and district roads. Moreover, hospitals will be rated based on their performance in treating accident victims. This rating system is intended to further enhance the quality of care provided to injured individuals.

Kapur also stressed the need for strict adherence to traffic rules, particularly lane driving. It was informed in the meeting that a total of 1,83,962 challans for lane driving have been issued by the Police Department from January 01, 2023 to November 30, 2023 from which a total fine of Rs 13,77,81,950 has been collected. So far this year, a total of 13 special drives against lane driving have been conducted in which a total of 38,758 challans have been issued.

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