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No harassment if you help accident victim, promises Police

PTI  New Delhi, January 13, 2013
First Published: 18:41 IST(13/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:42 IST(13/1/2013)

With the Delhi gangrape case highlighting the perception that people shy away from rushing accident victims to hospital fearing legal hassles, police have come forward to assure residents that they will not face any harassment after helping people in distress.

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Delhi Police came out with an advertisement titled "whenever seconds count, questions don't", saying that doctors need not wait for police to reach for providing medical aid and the person who brings a victim to a hospital can leave immediately without revealing identity.

"Saving accident victims is now really easy as it is free of interrogation and complicated procedures. You can bring a victim to a hospital and leave immediately with or without revealing your identity.

"Medical aid to the victim will begin instantly and need not wait for police questions. The priority is victim...now save a life readily. It is free of harassment," the advertisement read.

A senior police official said there are clear directions from Supreme Court that doctors in a government or private hospitals must promptly attend to victims without waiting for the police to arrive.


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