Free treatment to accident victims at Apollo, AMRI, Ashwini hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Apollo Hospital and AMRI Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack will provide free treatments to road accident victims, said a health department notification on Monday.

The health department has issued guidelines for free treatment to trauma patients in the golden 48 hours of the accident from the Free Treatment for Trauma Fund (FTTF).

“In order to facilitate prompt treatment and assist in the management of trauma patients due to road traffic accident, it has been decided to render the medical/ surgical /critical care free of cost in private hospitals so that no lacunae remains in the treatment due to financial constraints of the patient,” said the notification.

It said the fund shall be met from Free Treatment to Trauma Fund for providing free treatment to accident victims.

“To start with this shall be made available in Ashwini Hospital, Cuttack / Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar and AMRI Hospital, Bhubaneswar,” it said.

The health department has formed a cell comprising Dr.Anil Kumar Sahu, joint DMET (mobile no:9437054930), Manilal Gupta (mobile no:9439998153) and Dilip Kumar Nanda (mobile no:9348677133) to guide the patients and their relatives to provide free treatment to accident victims.