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Odisha government to provide free treatment to accident victims

The Odisha government will provide initial free treatment to accident victims at three private hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a senior official said.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 8 Sep 2019 4:36 AM GMT

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will provide initial free treatment to accident victims at three private hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a senior official said.

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The three hospitals have trauma care facilities, he said.

"The state government will bear medical expenses of accident victims for 48 hours after their admission into the hospitals," Health Secretary P K Meherda said on Saturday.

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He added free treatment to accident victims will be extended to hospitals in Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur.

Meherda said Rs 4 crore from Odisha Road Safety Fund has been earmarked for providing the services.

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