According to the provisions of the insurance scheme, accident victims will be entitled to a maximum aid of Rs 30,000 by the state government, which could come in use to cover the immediate treatment cost at the private hospitals across the state. Providing immediate treatment to accident victims proves very crucial and the scheme has been aimed at ensuring timely treatment to the accident victims is not denied even in private hospitals for the want of money. The minister also said that all the accident victims would also be provided with free treatment in government hospitals.
Similar road accident insurance schemes have been launched by various state governments and the central government in the past to the rescue of the accident victims. India is one of the worst-performing countries when it comes to the casualties caused due to road accidents. An attempt to provide accidental insurance cover was also made by the Modi government soon after it came to power in its first term in the form of Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, which ensured financial aid to the families of those deceased in road accidents and critically injured people in return of meagre annual premiums.
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