Chandigarh, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

Punjab government has formulated a policy for providing emergency medical aid and compensation to the victims of motor vehicle and other accidents.

An official spokesperson of the state government said under the scheme, all the persons in the age group of 18 to 60 years of all the families in Punjab whose names appear in the voters list or who hold ration card issued by the Food and Supplies Department shall be covered except government employees and income tax payers subject to the condition that the benefit/claim under the scheme will be admissible for only one member of the family.

However, in cases where more than one member dies or is injured in the same accident, benefit/claim can be given in respect of all the dead or injured.

Benefit of the scheme for death or permanent disability resulting from accident occurring even outside Punjab shall be extended under the scheme, he added. MORE UNI XC PA BD1740 NNNN NNNN

The spokesperson said this decision has been taken by the state government to address the immediate financial requirements of the bereaved families. Under this scheme, death/permanent total disability due to accidents like Rail/Road/Air accidents, Riot, Strike and Terrorism, Snake bite, drowning, Poisoning, electrocution, Falling from height, collapse of house/building, Fire, Explosion, Implosion, Murder, Attack by animals, Stampede and Suffocation, Frost bite, sun burn (loo), lightening, Burn injuries would be covered.

He added that death/permanent total disability caused due to occupational hazards like threshing machine and industrial machine would also be covered under this scheme.

The spokesperson, further, said the compensation shall be provided to the nominee/legal heir(s) or the beneficiary, in case the insured/beneficiary suffers death/permanent total disability/ permanent disability would be given Rs 1.00 lakh in death case, in case of Permanent Total Disability Rs 1.00 lakh, in loss of two limbs, two eyes, one limb and one eye Rs 50,000/-, in loss of one eye or one limb Rs 25,000/-.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)