On Indian Roads & Railways, almost 2.3 lakh people die and about 10 lakh people become disable due to accident every year. Most of the deaths or disabilities happen due to mishandling of the victim at site and delayed treatment.
RADHEE identifies the vulnerable areas and does the capacity building program by developing the team of trained first responders and resources. In association with government bodies and institutions, RADHEE enrols the community for preventive measures to reduce the number of accidents.
15,000 death happens every year in Indian Railway, Out of which 6,000 people die only in Mumbai. 1000 people die due to falling from train. 4,000 people become disable alone in Mumbai every year due to rail accident
In Mumbai city alone, almost 70- 80 accidents happen daily on the road and 25 accidents on railway.
To begin with in Save Life projects, we are doing following steps with Mumbai Railway
** In 2010 and 2011, training & enrollment programs were conducted between Churchgate to Virar station of Western Railways. This exercise helped in reducing the death rate by 10%. i.e 2 lives per day. This influenced Western Railway and Central Railway to support the program at other railway stations
Identifying the accident prone area on the roads/ highways and developing the team of trained volunteers of local people like local vendors, hawkers, cobbler, news paper vendors and road sweepers etc who are always present on the road.
Developing IEC (Information Education Communication) material to sensitize the Indian citizen to prevent the accident
What You can Do ?
RADHEE’s First Responder training, connecting & mobilizing common citizens and Police personnel to become first-responders to road accident victims and provide basic but life-saving care to victims in a timely fashion.
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