The pilot project of Union ministry of Road, Transport and Highways offering cashless treatment to road accident victims is going to start from July 28 on a stretch of National Highway-8 between Gurgaon-Jaipur.
Stating this in Chandigarh on Tuesday, a spokesman said the project will be implemented on the stretch from Sirhol toll plaza at Delhi-Gurgaon border (km 24) in Haryana to Chandwaji bypass (km 219) near Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Under the project, one has to call Toll Free Number 1033 if any accident takes place on the identified stretch of NH-8 along with location and details of the accident and ambulance will rush to the spot to provide necessary first aid to the victim and transport the person to the nearest medical facility, he said.
Call centres will not only coordinate with ambulances which will have paramedical and nursing staff on-board, but also with nearest police stations to verify and confirm the accident, the spokesman said.
The victim will be immediately shifted to the nearest empanelled hospital wherein the person will get cashless treatment for the first 48 hours for upto Rs 30,000, he said.
About 43 hospitals have been empanelled for the pilot project on this stretch, he added.