I K Pandey, DG (RD) and Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH), Govt of India said that the government is in the process of providing first-aid centers at all toll plazas as well as extending it to highways. This will ensure initial medical support in case of road accidents.
Speaking at Road Safety program on the theme 'Trauma Care - A National Mission' organized by FICCI, jointly with IRF, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and WHO, during the 31st National Road Safety Week, Pandey said that trauma care is not given much importance in our country as compared to other countries. He added that we need to adopt the procedures of faster turnaround in case of any road accident as prevalent in many developed countries. Pandey said that the ministry is the nodal ministry to guide and direct the 3 'Es', Engineering, Enforcements in the Motor Vehicle Act and Education.
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