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Health Scheme for accident victims

cmckHealth Scheme for accident victims off to a good start. As many as five patients have been treated under the ‘Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Scheme’, the Karnataka government’s new health plan for accident victims, which was launched on March 8.
The scheme provides for cashless treatment of up to Rs 25,000 at 280 hospitals across the State within 48 hours of an accident.
It is named after Harish Nanjappa, the man from Tumakuru district who donated his eyes immediately after his body was cut into two in a ghastly road accident last month.
The first beneficiary of the scheme was treated at Pragathi Hospital in Puttur town of Dakshina Kannada district.
The four others are being treated at two different hospitals in Bengaluru, according to officials of Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust which is implementing the scheme.
In Bengaluru, one of the beneficiaries was an elderly man from Ramanagaram, who was treated at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) on Friday. He sustained a chest injury after falling from a 15-foot-tall tree.
“He has recovered and will be discharged on Monday,” the doctors treating him said. Another beneficiary is from the same hospital, a 28-year-old man who was injured while trying to lift a heavy object.

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