Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has inaugurated the ‘Transport Ministers` Forum on Road Safety’ organised by International Road Federation (IRF). Shri Nadda said that the political commitment and a will to achieve can bring about significant and rapid decline in road injuries and requires planning at all levels, capacity creation, involvement of all sectors and good data.
While emphasizing on the need to have a National Trauma Care Policy for road accident victims, Shri Nadda said that the possibility of novel methods of quick relief through airlifting such as Air Ambulances and providing relief in remote areas, well equipped Mobile Clinics etc., should be explored. The Health Minister further added that it is important to create an enhanced capacity and infuse the knowledge of road safety related actions in public bystanders, road side facilities such as dhabas and amongst commercial truck drivers, who are most often the first on the accident sites and are first responders.
Senior officers of the Ministry, delegates from other countries and representatives of development partners were also present at the function.