10/03/2017 9:47 AM IST | Updated 10/03/2017 9:47 AM IST

Now, Delhi Govt To Pay Bills For Acid Attack, Accident Victims In Private Hospitals

Good move.

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It is often difficult for accident victims or acid attack victims to get admitted in private hospitals because allegedly they are not admitted over payment issues.

However, if reports are to be believed, the Delhi government is going to change that by footing the bill in such cases so that people can be saved.

The Hindustan Times reported Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain as saying, "Our aim is to save as many lives as possible. Precious hours are lost when police commute long distances to take the victims to a government hospital."

More than 230 private hospitals around Delhi have been chosen by the government.

The newspaper reports that the government will pay for emergency medical aid, surgery and two weeks stay. This may also be extended in case the victim is required to stay in the hospital for a longer time.

While it is crucial for accident victims to be rushed to the hospital on time, logistics like payment to the hospital, not being take to the hospital in time sometimes proves to be fatal.

The Delhi government had last month approved a Good Samaritan bill with a reward of Rs 2,000 for those helping accident victims in the capital.

It was Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who announced it in January this year.

Accident victims are often left to die or left helpless because of the legal procedures involved in actually getting an accident victims help.

However, these steps by the Delhi government could help accident victims and acid attack victims get faster treatment.