Union Minster for Health And Family Welfare Mr J P Nadda today inaugurated a Transport Ministers’ Forum on Road safety organised by International Road Federation (IRF) a Geneva based global body working for safer and better roads world wide.
The Transport Ministers’ Forum on road safety has been organised a day prior to the four day World Road Meeting (WRM 2017,) to begin in Greater Noida from November 14, 2017. Ministers from various countries, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi, Canada, Finland, Lesotho, Luxembourg and Russia along with FIA President Jean Todt and the Argentinian Transport Ministers Emissary Mr. Javier Iguacel, Director General, Road Transport will also participate. The State Transport Ministers from Rajasthan, Goa, Kerala and Delhi also joined the deliberations. A joint Delhi declaration, based on the deliberations on ‘’Eradicating Road Deaths by 2040’’ was announced after the meet.
“ The total of 4,80,652 road accidents led to 1,50,785 deaths and 4, 94,624 injuries in the country during the year 2016 .We should explore the possibility of novel methods of quick relief through airlifting such as Air Ambulances and providing relief in remote areas, well equipped Mobile Clinics etc..it is important to create an enhanced capacity and infuse the knowledge of road safety related actions in public bystanders, road side facilities such as dhabas and amongst commercial truck drivers, who are most often the first on the accident sites and are first res ponders." He said
" The “capacity building for developing Trauma Care Facilities in Government Hospitals on National Highways”, was approved for development of 85 new trauma care facilities. He further said that during 12th FYP, 85 Medical Colleges/ District Hospitals have been approved. Out of the 116 trauma care facilities funded during the 11th FYP, 100 are reported to be functional by the States..". Mr Nadda said.
“It was a matter of pride that India is hosting the 18th World Road Meeting and believed that coming in the Seventh year of the UN Decade for action on Road Safety (2011-2020), the WRM will provide an opportunity for all to assess the lead taken so far and the road ahead. To meet the challenge of trauma care and to better meet the needs of trauma patients, we need to advance not only clinical practice and medical technology, but also the organization of our healthcare system and resources.” Said Mr Nadda.
"The union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has identified 700 Black spots in the country and rectified 120 of them with cost-effective engineering measures with measures like construction of sub ways and foot over bridges .Rest of the black spots will be removed with in next Two years .Ministry is also studying these rectified black spots and benefits of changes in them"said Mr Yudhvir Singh Malik , Secretary,Ministry of Transport and Highways while speaking on the occasion.
“ Some of the Transport ministers from various countries who participated at the form included Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport, Finland, Mr. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Canada, Mr. Ditrih Evgeny Ivanovich, First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russian Federation, Mr Thomas Chandy, Minister of Transport, Kerala, Mr R.M. Dhavlikar, Minister of PWD and Transport, Goa, Mr. Yoonus Khan, Minister of PWD & Transport, Government of Rajasthan” said Mr K K Kapila, Chairman International Road Federation
Some of the Transport ministers from various countries who participated at the form included Ms. Anne Berner, Minister of Transport, Finland, Mr. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Canada, Mr. Ditrih Evgeny Ivanovich, First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russian Federation, Mr Thomas Chandy, Minister of Transport, Kerala, Mr R.M. Dhavlikar, Minister of PWD and Transport, Goa, Mr. Yoonus Khan, Minister of PWD & Transport, Government of Rajasthan