Photos Of Unidentified Accident Victims To Be Made Public

By: Pranitha, 2016-03-21 05:00:00.0Category:  Awareness

The Delhi government's health department and the Union Ministry of Health have directed its hospital authorities to make public photographs of unidentified victims of accidents who are brought dead to hospitals or die during treatment. This comes after a recent order by a Delhi court over the trauma faced by family members of victims in such cases. Both directions were based on a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) court order from last month. Critically injured near the Shadipur Metro station in a road accident, Ajeet Singh was rushed to Acharya Bhikshu hospital on November 20, 2014, in a CATS ambulance. He succumbed to injuries on December 13 at the hospital without any family member to tend to him throughout his month-long treatment in the two hospitals. Authorities could establish contact with Pal only on December 13, 2014, hours before Singh's post mortem. We came to know the accident happened in the vicinity of our residence in Baljit Nagar and in the jurisdiction of the same Ranjit Nagar police station, Pal told the MACT court where his brother's case was heard. Probe revealed that as per hospital records, Singh had identified himself as Ranjeet instead of Ajeet, and had given his old address. An FIR was registered only after his death. A portal is being created for displaying pictures from various hospitals under us on the health department website.

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