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Odisha launches road safety initiative called Rakshak

The Chief Minister of Odisha State Naveen Patnaik launched a road safety initiative named ‘Rakshak’. under the ‘Rakshak’ road safety initiative, govt will train 30,000 first responders with the help of 300 master trainers across all 30 districts.

  • Naveen Patnaik asked to attend to road accident victims and assist them in receiving treatment.

‘Rakshak’ initiative

  • The Commerce and Transport Department has started the ‘Rakshak’ initiative with he help of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State branch.
  • The state will provide training to volunteers from roadside communities such as eateries, small repair shops, gas stations, and also police officers to be first responders to road accident victims.
  • First responders will role in first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to accident victims within the golden hour.

Training programme for first responders: Phases

1st Phase –

  • The experts from the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) will provide training to 300 master trainers.

2nd Phase –

  • 300 master trainers will role to go the accident-prone areas in all districts and train locals to assist road accident victims.
  • They will educate and inform the public about road safety precautions and the Good Samaritan law.

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