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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Punjab accounts for highest road-accident related fatalities in India

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  LUDHIANA, August 22, 2013
First Published: 19:31 IST(22/8/2013) | Last Updated: 19:33 IST(22/8/2013)

Punjab has the highest number of road-accident related fatalities in India, as more than 5,000 lives are lost every year in the road accidents in the state.

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Stated Neeraj Satija, convener, CII Core Group, while addressing an interactive session on first aid to accident victims oragnised by the City Development Core Groups of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Thursday.

Under the programme, many doctors from city hospitals interacted with commissioner of police Paramjit Singh Gill and deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari.

Speaking on the occasion, Rahul Ahuja, chairman, CII, Ludhiana zone, said: “CII and city administration has resolved to put up hoardings at various locations in the city, requesting residents to help accident victims.

“Similar hoardings will also be displayed in most of the hospitals in the city to sensitise general public on this issue.

“Under a joint project by CII and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), police and traffic police employees from Ludhiana will be given special first aid training on regular basis by expert doctors - as in most of the cases police is the first to reach accidental sites first.”
 

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