Create awareness about Good Samaritan scheme for saving precious lives in road mishaps : Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa

Orders private hospitals to provide fulsome support to Investigation Officers

Nawanshahr : Deputy Commissioner (DC) Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa on Tuesday directed the officials to create awareness about Good Samaritan scheme to motivate the people for saving the precious lives by taking road mishap victims to the hospitals within the golden hour.Presiding over a meeting with heads of various departments, Deputy Commissioner asked them to install the hoardings/banners outside the government buildings, markets or roadside to sensitize the people about the scheme.He said that people are usually afraid of questioning by the police officials due to which they do not come forward to take the road mishap victims to the hospitals.

Deputy Commissioner asked the police to ensure Good Samaritan does not face any kind of harassment or legal hassles. Further, he said that awareness would encourage the people to help the road mishap victims in taking them to the hospitals within golden hour.Meanwhile, he ordered the private hospitals to provide wholeheartedly support to the investigation officers whenever they visit their institutes for taking any medical records of the victims of criminal cases.

He said that private hospitals must prepare affidavits of treatment and hand over to the investigation officers.Deputy Commissioner further told police officials to ensure deputing women police officers for the cases involving offenses against the women or children under POSCO Act, rape cases.Prominent among present on the occasion including SDMs Navneet Kaur Bal, Dr Baljinder Singh Dhillon, Assistant Commissioner Deepankar Garg, DA Satnam Singh and others.


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