Privacy Policy

This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you interact with our website. By accessing SaveLIFE Foundation site, you acknowledge and fully understand SaveLIFE Foundation’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement. The term “SaveLIFE Foundation” (“the website”, “us”, “we”) is used throughout this web platform to collectively refer to SaveLIFE Foundation.

1. Data We Collect

We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Website: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Website; (4) types of web browsers used to access the Website; (5) referring source which may have sent you to the Website; and (6) other information associated with the interaction of your browser and the Website (collectively “Traffic Data”).

2. Information We Collect and How It Is Used

In order for you to access certain areas or features of the Website, we may require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information:

(1) Contact Data (such as your e-mail address, phone number and SaveLIFE Foundation password)

(2) Demographic Data (such as your gender, your date of birth and your zip code)

We may use your Contact Data to send you information about SaveLIFE Foundation or our products or Services, to contact you when necessary, including to remind you of upcoming events etc, and in conjunction with your use of certain Interactive Tools. We may use your Demographic Data, your Traffic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Website, in emails and in other communications, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences.

3. Information We Share

SaveLIFE Foundation does not share, sell, rent or trade your Personal Information with any third parties for their promotional purposes.

4. Interactive and Installed Tools

We also collect other information, some of which may be Personal Information that you voluntarily provide to us when you choose to use some of the Website’s interactive tools and services (“Interactive Tools”). We also collect information you provide voluntarily in free-form text boxes on the Website and through responses to surveys, questionnaires and the like. Some of the free Interactive Tools on our site ask you for Personal Information. You may elect to use certain Services available through the Website that require you to download and install software on your computer (“Installed Tools”). The Installed Tools may collect and transmit information from your computer system solely relating to use of the Installed Tools and for the purpose of providing you the relevant Services, for example, by informing SaveLIFE Foundation when a user is logged on and available to receive update or alert notices.

5. Use of Cookies

We use “cookies” to customize your experience on our Website and to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Website. We do not link the information stored in cookies directly to any of your Personal information you submit while on the Website, however. “Cookies” are small computer files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive that contain information such as user ID, user preferences, lists of pages visited and activities conducted while browsing the Website. At your option, expense and responsibility, you may block cookies or delete cookies from your hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, you may not have access to the entire set of features of the Website.

6. Storage

We store all Traffic Data and review postings indefinitely, even after “deletion,” and may archive such information elsewhere. We store all Personal Information until you request that we modify or delete it.

7. User Choice

You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Website; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website that require your Personal Information.

8. Confidentiality and Security

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless we believe in good faith that disclosure of your Personal Information or any other information we collect about you is necessary to: (1) comply with a court order or other legal process; (2) protect the rights, property or safety of SaveLIFE Foundation or another party; (3) enforce our Terms of Use; or (4) respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties.

9. Public Information

Any information that you may reveal in a review posting or other online discussion or forum is intentionally open to the public and is not in any way private. You should think carefully before disclosing any personally identifiable information in any public forum. What you have written may be seen and/or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict.

10. Security of Personal Information

The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

Although we make good faith efforts to store Personal Information in a secure operating environment that is not open to the public, you should understand that there is no such thing as complete security, and we do not guarantee that there will be no unintended disclosures of your Personal Information. If we become aware that your Personal Information has been disclosed in a manner not in accordance with this Privacy Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the nature and extent of the disclosure (to the extent we know that information) as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law.

11. Lost or Stolen Information

You must promptly notify us if your Contact Data is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that Contact Data from your account and update our records accordingly.

12. Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy so please review it frequently. If we do, then we will notify you here, as well as by posting a notice on our Website and/or by e-mailing you, along with a description of any changes (material or otherwise) and, where appropriate, a link to the modified policy so that you can review it. In all cases, use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

13. Links to Other Websites

The Website contains links to third party websites to which SaveLIFE Foundation has no affiliation. SaveLIFE Foundation does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. If you follow a link to a third-party website, please review their privacy policy and disclaimer carefully. We have no control over the privacy policies of other web sites.

SaveLIFE Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of users of this web platform. This privacy policy applies solely to SaveLIFE Foundation website. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the privacy practices of this web platform or if you want to exercise any of the rights that  you are given under this privacy statement you can contact: [email protected]

Post Accident Rehabilitation

Here’s a list of all rehabilitation centers across the country focussed in handling post accident treatment.

Indian Head Injury Foundation

New Delhi, Jodhpur

Founded in February 2007 by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur, the Indian Head Injury Foundation was the outcome of a father’s concern for his injured son. After Maharaja Gaj Singh’s son Yuvraj Shivraj Singh suffered a serious head injury during a polo match, the family was subject to countless medical procedures, numerous remedial opinions and many tough decisions. Seeing the state of India’s social and medical response to head injury accidents and brain trauma, the Maharaja started on a mission to build a comprehensive system for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury, and to provide neuro-rehabilitation to the victims of such unfortunate incidents.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

138 Sunder Nagar, New Delhi, IN

+91 8802135378, +91 9911030810, +91 9871118468

[email protected]

Sapna Foundation

Rajasthan, Delhi

SAPNA Foundation looks after unknown trauma patients brought in by the police/CATS ambulances at the Trauma Centre, AIIMS. It provides nursing care, nutrition, clothes, etc. It also helps in identifying the patient and establishing contact with relatives. A majority of the patients are restored to their families after treatment. It bears their railway/bus fare or escorts them to their homes. The Delhi Police is kept informed about the course of action.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Delhi

Flat No. 8086,

Pocket D-8,

Vasant Kunj,

New Delhi-110070

Helpline:

– Administrator Delhi Chapter: 8826200922 (R.R.P. Singh);

– Safdarjung Hospital Dharamshala: 9717685397 (Poonam), 9999759625 (Anil);

– Trauma Centre, AIIMS: 9910733070 (Rafique), 9899480453 (Sunil)

Rajasthan

Vijay Mandir,

P.O. Vijay Mandir,

Behror Road,

Alwar,

Rajasthan-301023

Helpline:

– Administrator Alwar Chapter: 9414843138 (Prof. Ranveer Singh);

– Vijay Mandir: 0144-2767168, 9928269641 (Chandan);

– Venu Vision Centre: 0144-2767033 (Mubin);

– Mahila Salah Evam Suraksha Kendra: 0144-2702565 (Krishan, Sarita)

ESCIP (Empowering Spinal Cord Injured Persons) TRUST India

Delhi

A non-profit organization that uses wheel chair rugby and a transitional living program to catapult quadriplegics into independent living.

It provides peer-mentor training to those living with spinal cord injuries so that they can become a resource for others in their communities

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

D8/8062 Vasant Kunj,

New Delhi – 110070

Nikhil Gupta – Managing Trustee – [email protected]

Mobile: 09899565110

Jaipur Foot – Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS)

BMVSS has branches in 22 locations across India

An NGO that operates on a special health care model for the disabled who are unable to avail of health care under the costly, complicated and time-consuming existing models. It provides artificial limbs and other aids and appliances given totally free of charge.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Head Office

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti

13-A, Guru Nanak Path Near St. Anslem School

Malviya Nagar, Jaipur-302017, Rajasthan, India.

The Ability People

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

This initiative has been started to bring in positive changes in the life of people with disabilities mainly affected by Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) which requires a comprehensive management with a holistic approach.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Helpline (24X7): 0 85 00 36 57 36

Ground Floor, Sashi Raj Palace, # 49-27-10, Madhura Nagar, Near Seethammapeta Junction, Visakhapatnam-530 016, Andhra Pradesh.

Email Ids: [email protected], [email protected]

Land Phone: +91-891-271-4400

In case of Emergency: 0 91 77 36 36 00

Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

A physiotherapy clinic which provides physical therapy services focusing on Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Neurological Rehabilition and stroke rehabilitation

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Email : [email protected]

Anand Shree Apts.6/32, Hindi Prachar Sabha street, Near: Krishnaswami Kalyana Mandapam. T. Nagar, Chennai – 6000 17

Phone : 91-044-2432 1998

Medical Rehabilitation Centre, TRA General Hospital (Kolkata)

West Bengal

It provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency services – neuro-orthopaedic surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy. It also has a Rehabilitation shop and an artificial limb centre.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Email – [email protected]

TRA General Hospital, 7, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata – 700017, India (Near Park Circus, No. 4 Bridge)

Phone – 033-2281-7881; 033-6529-4854

Mobile – 09830041948

Rehabilitation Institute – Christian Medical College, Vellore

Tamil Nadu

It tends to inpatient or residential rehabilitation facility for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The majority of the inpatient work is with people who have sustained Spinal Cord Injuries. There is also a Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) Laboratory at the Institute.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Christian Medical College, Vellore. 632004.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation office (Telephone): 0-416-228 2158

Rehab Institute (Main Office) Telephone – 0-416-2284549

Anga Karunya Kendra

Karnataka

It engages in manufacturing artificial limbs for lower limb amputees and calipers, braces and shoes for persons afflicted by Polio, Cerebral Palsy & Muscular Dystrophy. Physiotherapy and Gait training is also provided to the patients. All services are provided free of cost.

CONTACT

E-mail: [email protected]

Anga Karunya Kendra,

#15,Vishweshwaraiah Industrial Area,

Mahadevapura Post,

Bangalore – 560 048.

Phone No. – 080-28425247.

Amar Jyoti Research and Rehabilitation Centre

Delhi & Gwalior

Amar Jyoti is a voluntary organization rendering rehabilitative services to persons with disabilities through a holistic approach of inclusive education, medical care, vocational training, child guidance and self-employment.

Medical care and rehabilitative services are provided on the premises to people from economically weaker sections of the society free of cost or at subsidized rates.

CONTACT

Delhi

Amar Jyoti Research & Rehabilitation Centre – Karkardooma, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110 092

Phone: 91-11-22375205, 46866200

Fax: 91-11-22372521

Email: [email protected]

GWALIOR

Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre

Gram Manpur, Gird; A B Link Road, Distt. Gwalior (MP)

Telefax : 0751-2490294

Email: [email protected]

Paraplegic Foundation

Mumbai

It works to rehabilitate, and provide total health care facilities for paraplegics and the severely orthopaedically disabled. Aids and appliances are provided free for the rehabilitation process.

VISIT WEBSITE

CONTACT

Email: [email protected]

Admn.Officer- Mr.Bhagyesh Lad,

Tel. 24071671 / 24033669; Mob:9223549042

T-1, Old Barracks of L.T.M.G. Hospital, Next to V.G.P. Showroom, Sion, Mumbai – 400022.

Project Co-ordinator – Mr. D. V. Khandagale Tel.27795859; Mob: 9223549043

Sanjeevan Deep, Plot No.4, Sector 18, Near Mulund-Airoli Link Flyover, Airoli, Navi Mumbai – 400708

Post Accident Claims

Everything you need to know

about claiming compensation post an accident

Understanding claims for accident

Disclaimer: Our website contains general legal information. The legal information is not advice and should not be treated as such.

If you or a loved one were involved in a road crash that resulted in death, injury, or disablement, you are eligible to receive compensations from the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT). Established under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, MACT is a civil court that gives victims an opportunity to be heard. If the accident also involved a hit-and-run, you may be eligible for further compensation from a program known as the Solatium Scheme.

The tool below helps you estimate the amount of money you may be eligible to receive from MACT or the Solatium Scheme, depending on the damage done. Before reading about the procedures below, click the button to read more about the types of claims you may be eligible for.

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Claiming Compensation

Step by step guide

Was it a hit and run case? *

Yes

No

Compensation in case of: *

Death

Injury

SHOW STEPS

Estimate Compensation

Use this form to estimate compensation based on the Structured Formula, and Fault Liability calculations. Learn more about each of these categories using the “steps to claim compensation” above.

COMPENSATION IN THE CASE OF *  DEATH  INJURY

AGE OF VICTIM *  

YEARS

MARITAL STATUS *  Married  Unmarried

NET ANNUAL INCOME *  

in INR

(Gross Income minus income tax, professional tax etc.)

CALCULATE

Partners

How is Road Safety covered in CSR?

Road Safety can be broadly categorized into two parts; Crash prevention and Post-crash response. Both these parts of road safety are covered under the ambit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) under Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. Crash prevention is covered under Schedule VII section (ii) “Promoting education” and Post-crash response is covered under Schedule VII section (i) “Promoting health care including preventive health care”. Download the Government of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) General Circular 21/2014 on CSR here.

Why partner with us?

Through focused programs, corporates can contribute to improving road safety and emergency care in India and make our roads safer.

Transparency

SaveLIFE Foundation is a registered non-profit which complies with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Our financials are available on our website and we are audited annually by an independent auditor. SaveLIFE Foundation was awarded the Indian NGO of the Year in 2014 by Resource Alliance, Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation for its high standards in transparency and accountability.

Impact Focused

SaveLIFE Foundation runs impact focused programs that aim at either preventing road crashes or at improving post-crash response.

Monitoring and Evaluation

SaveLIFE Foundation implements monitoring and evaluation tools for each of its projects to ensure optimal utilization of funds and maximize impact.

On-going CSR partnerships

SaveLIFE Foundation is working with a number of corporate partners such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Vodafone India, Renault India, DHL Express (India) to implement impact focused CSR projects in road safety and emergency care across India.

How to partner with SaveLIFE Foundation?

Organisations can partner with SaveLIFE Foundation through their CSR in two ways; Projects and Support

  1. Projects

SaveLIFE Foundation partners with organisations to plan and implement impact focused CSR projects to improve road safety and emergency care. Some potential projects are

Anticipatory Driving and Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT)

Training high-risk commercial drivers in techniques of anticipatory driving that helps them avoid accidents.

Jeevan Rakshak Training Program

Training Police and Citizen first responders in techniques of Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) enabling them to help injured road crash victims.

Research

Develop and publish research studies pertaining to specific risk factors in Road Safety and Emergency Care.

Young Drivers

Expand the anticipatory driver training program to include young drivers under the age of 25 years.

Training of Two-Wheeler Drivers

Expand the anticipatory driving training program to include two-wheeler riders.

Awareness Campaigns

Conceptualize and execute impact focused awareness campaigns.

Events

Events focused on road safety and emergency care such as awards programs can be jointly implemented.

Public Policy Advocacy

Support our advocacy efforts to improve road safety and emergency care laws and their implementation.

  1. Support

Organisations and their employees can support SaveLIFE Foundation’s work through the following

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving gives the employees of an organisation the opportunity to contribute directly to road safety and emergency care in a hassle free manner.

Corpus Fund

Corporates can support SaveLIFE Foundation by contributing to our Corpus Fund to execute and sustain our programs.

To know more about how your organisation can partner with SaveLIFE Foundation, please contact

Aditya Nayan

[email protected]

Mobile: +91 9910305797

Our Story

SaveLIFE Foundation is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization committed to saving lives on roads in India and beyond.

The Beginning

After his cousin died in a road crash, in 2008 Piyush Tewari founded the SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) with the aim of improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. Piyush, who was then the Managing Director of Calibrated Group’s (a US-based private equity firm) India operations, started studying the space of emergency care and discovered that 50% of all road crash deaths in India can be prevented if the victims received timely care. He then invited his friend and mentor Krishen Mehta to join him in setting up the organization with a mission to enable Bystander Care — the immediate care that the police and public can provide emergency victims, especially those of road crashes, to enhance their chances of survival.

SLF started with training police personnel — the first responders at most accident spots — in basic trauma and life support skills. Since its inception, SLF has expanded its operations to include advocacy for stronger road safety and emergency care laws and an accident prevention training program for high-risk commercial drivers. Based out of New Delhi, today SLF has operations in over 10 states and union territories across the country and has impacted policy to bring permanent change in road safety and emergency care in India.

Organization Overview

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. We combine innovative on-ground interventions with advocacy for stronger national level policies to create a sustainable impact on the ground.

To achieve its objectives, SLF operates in two areas:

CRASH PREVENTION

POST-CRASH RESPONSE

In both the areas, our model includes national policymaking support, as well as grassroots interventions. In the recent past, we have also used strategic legal interventions to ensure safer roads for all.

Awards & Recognition

Featured by Time Magazine, 2015

Featured at the Giving Pledge, a collective of global philanthropists, 2015

Conferred with the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, 2014

Conferred with the NGO of the Year award by Rockefeller Foundation, 2014

Awarded membership of Clinton Global Initiative, 2014

Featured on Satyamev Jayate, a TV show hosted by actor Aamir Khan, 2014

Appointed full-voting member of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, 2013

Awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, 2013

Awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship, 2012

Winner of the Rolex Award for Enterprise, 2010

Our Journey

March 2016

India has a Good Samaritan Law! The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has made the implementation of Good Samaritan guidelines and SOPs binding on all States and Union Territories of India.

February 2016

Launch of the Zero Fatality Corridor initiative on the Mumbai Pune Expressway which attempts to reduce road crash fatalities on the expressway from an annual average of 140 to 0, within the next 4 years.

January 2016

The Government of India releases detailed Standard Operating Procedures for police and trial courts to follow while dealing with Good Samaritans.

May 2015

The Government of India drafts and issues detailed guidelines for protection of Good Samaritans from legal and procedural hassles.

December 2014

Private Members Bill titled ‘Good Samaritan (Protection from Civil and Criminal Liabilities) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill’, 2014 is introduced by Member of Parliament Smt. Kirron Kher.

March 2014

Based on SLF’s PIL, the Government of India issues a notification striking down the proviso in Rule 93(8) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.

2013

Writ Petition 427 – SaveLIFE Foundation & Anr. versus Union of India & Anr prays for striking down Rule 93(8) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules which allows for protruding rods, mandating that they be carried only in covered trailers and fixing criminal liability on violators once the rule is struck down. It also looks at ensuring uniform regulations, particularly in respect of stationary or stalled vehicles on highways and expressways.

May 2012

SaveLIFE Foundation files a Writ Petition in the Supreme Court of India, to safeguard Good Samaritans from ensuing legal and procedural hassles.

Legal Intervention

Using judicial process to bridge the existing gaps in the legal framework around road safety and seek interventions to provide interim relief until the problem can be addressed legislatively.

Overview

India has the highest number of road crash deaths in the world, as a direct result of the almost complete lack of regulation and inefficacy of the existing laws and regulations pertaining to road safety, particularly with respect to vehicles that are stationary, or stalled on streets, Highways and Expressways; and vehicles transporting iron rods, angles, pipes, poles and other construction material, which protrude outside the body of the vehicle.

To address these deficiencies and gaps in the principal legislations around road safety in India – the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 – SLF filed a Writ Petition in 2013 for the enforcement of the fundamental rights guaranteed by Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India. These rights include ensuring safety on roads so that lives are not imperilled by obstructive stalled and stationary vehicles, or vehicles carrying protruding construction material.

About the Petition

In 2013, SaveLIFE Foundation filed a petition (Writ Petition 427 of 2013 – SaveLIFE Foundation & Anr. versus Union of India & Anr) before the Supreme Court in order to:

Strike down proviso to Rule 93(8) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules which allows for protruding rods, mandating that they be carried only in covered trailers and fixing criminal liability on violators once the rule is struck down, and

Ensure uniform regulations, particularly in respect of stationary or stalled vehicles on highways and expressways.

Impact of the Legal Intervention

Banning vehicles carrying protruding rods or load

9,087 people were killed in road crashes that were caused due to collision with vehicles carrying protruding rods and load.

Ironically, the proviso to Rule 93(8) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, allowed the goods carriage to carry poles/rods or indivisible load protruding till a distance of one metre beyond the rear most point of the motor vehicle. In its PIL, SLF sought omission of the proviso to Rule 93(8) of CMVR.

Based on SLF’s PIL, the Government of India, on March 5th 2014, issued a notification striking down the proviso in Rule 93(8) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 thereby putting a ban on vehicles carrying protruding rods or protruding load.

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SLF has taken this initiative to prevent such trucks from causing further road crash deaths and injuries in India.

Be a part of the campaign.

REPORT A TRUCK

Banning stationary/stalled vehicles on highways and expressways

In 2015, 4,124 people were killed and 12,800 people were injured in 13, 292 road crashes due to collision with stationary vehicles.

The existing legislation and enforcement is inadequate to address the problem of stalled/stationary vehicles. The necessity of addressing these issues has become compelling on account of large number of road crashes as well as fatalities.

In its PIL, SLF has sought directions to the government to adopt uniform regulations, particularly with respect to stationary or stalled vehicles on highways and expressways.

Jeevan Rakshak Training Program

Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) training for emergency first-responders

The main reason why most victims are unable to access care is the missing emergency medical services (EMS) in most parts of India. In places where ambulances are available, they lack capacity, are ill-equipped and are used only for patient transportation, rather than decisive medical intervention. The Police, which is often the first agency to respond, are untrained and often aggravate injuries while transporting victims. Bystanders are untrained and often hesitate to help injured persons on the road for fear of getting involved in a legal hassle. Now that India has a nationwide policy that protects Good Samaritans, bystanders and Police can play a vital role to support accident victims. With proper linkages in place, they can fill the severe gap in India’s Emergency Response Systems.

About the Program

Given this context, SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) developed a unique, community-driven chain of survival, in the absence of a state-driven medical response system called the “Jeevan Rakshak Training Program”. Under the Jeevan Rakshak Training Program, SLF trains citizen volunteers, Police Personnel and organisation employees in techniques of Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) to create a network of medical first-responders that attend to injured victims with alacrity and skill. Given that bystanders and Police are usually first on the scene of an accident, they can stabilize the injured till the arrival of paramedics in ambulances or safely transport the injured to the hospital themselves. With the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) support of corporate partners, SaveLIFE Foundation trains Police Personnel, citizen volunteers and organisation employees under the Program.

Impact

Key Features

To recognise an emergency

First contact with the victim

Scene safety

Opening an airway

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Immobilisation

Controlling bleeding

Special scenarios (Bomb blasts, choking, electrocution, heart attack)

Program Focus

Program developed jointly by SLF and leading hospitals such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Apollo Hospital and MAX Hospital.

Training program is delivered by qualified training professional who are either medical professionals or instructors certified in Basic Life Support (BTLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Highly practical training aimed at high retention of skills through use of non-technical terms and Bollywood references.

Highly practical training aimed at high retention of skills through use of non-technical terms and Bollywood references.

Focus on special scenarios such as Bomb blasts, choking, electrocution and heart attack.

Post training test developed jointly by Apollo and SaveLIFE Foundation to assess the progress of trainees.

Gallery

Police personnel learning how to safely shift an injured person during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel learning log-rolling during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel performing CPR during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel listening attentively during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel with their emergency response kits after a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel learning how to safely shift an injured person during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

Police personnel learning log-rolling during a Jeevan Rakshak Training session

To organise an Jeevan Rakshak session for employees, citizen volunteers or for police please contact

[email protected]

In Case Of Emergency

Immediate resources and steps that you will need if you witness a road accident

Download Emergency Tips for Mobile

Packet contains all numbers and key steps for what to do during an accident.

IN ENGLISH

हिंदी में

Emergency Numbers

Select a state to get the emergency numbers of the police and ambulance.

Make an I.C.E. Card

In case of emergency (I.C.E.) cards make it possible for loved ones to be told of an emergency and for emergency and medical care personnels to get vital health information. It gives first responders key information on critical health issues; such as medication use, allergies or pre-existing conditions. It is easily identifiable unlike carrying your details in a mobile phone, which may be locked or difficult to operate.

Information saves time, information saves lives. If you are taken ill or injured, carrying your I.C.E. Card could make all the difference.

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EMAIL *

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How to save a person’s life in an accident

CHECK

Ensure the scene is safe before approaching the victim. Look for any threat sign such as fuel, live electrical wires etc.

Avoid direct contact with blood and body fluids must be avoided to ensure your own safety. Use disposable gloves before providing any emergency care

Check to see if the victim responds by tapping the victim on his shoulder gently and asking “Are you ok?”

CALL

Call for ambulance or police for help

CARE

Incase of no response shift the victim to the police vehicle or ambulance using a stretcher / spine board. Ensure neck and spine remains in a secure position during this process and transportation.

Do NOT move the victim with a jerk. Victim could have a neck or back injury.

Perform CPR

HOW TO PERFORM CPR

Heavy bleeding MUST be stopped. Apply and MAINTAIN pressure on the wound.

Do NOT attend to remove any foreign object lodged in the body.

Performing CPR

Kneel beside the victim.

Put the heel of your palm on the breast bone of the victim (between the two nipples). Place your other hand over that hand locking your fingers together.

Position your shoulders over the hand, keeping your arms straight.

Give 100 chest compressions in 60 seconds and then check for pulse. Compress the chest atleast 2 inches and allow the chest to rise completely before pressing down again.

Continue the cycle of 100 compressions and pulse check until you reach the hospital or the victim regains consciousness.

Good Samaritan Law

“Over 50 percent of those who die in road crashes can be saved with timely medical care within the first one hour.”

The Law Commission of India, 201st report

Overview

In order to enable bystanders to come forward and help injured persons, a supportive legal and ethical environment is needed. In the absence of an efficient emergency medical services (EMS) system in India, bystanders can play a crucial role in ensuring that a road crash victim gets immediate help within the ‘golden hour’ period.

How are we solving it?

In its landmark judgment on March 30, 2016, in the matter SaveLIFE Foundation v. Union of India, the Hon’ble Supreme Court incorporated the guidelines for the protection of Good Samaritans and Standard Operating Procedures for their examination by police and during trial, and invoked its inherent jurisdiction to make them binding on all States and Union Territories. With these landmark guidelines now having the “force of law” conferred by the apex court, no bystander can be harassed if he/she brings a victim of a road crash to the nearest hospital.

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Learn more about the Good Samaritan Law

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Your rights as a Good Samaritan

A bystander or Good Samaritan shall not face any civil and criminal liability arising out of helping a road crash victim.

A Good Samaritan, who informs the police or emergency services for the person lying injured on the road, shall not be compelled to reveal his name and personal details on the phone or in person.

Disclosure of personal information of the Good Samaritan in the Medico Legal Case (MLC) form provided by hospitals shall be voluntary.

Disciplinary or departmental action shall be initiated by the Government concerned against public officials who coerce or intimidate a bystander or Good Samaritan for revealing his name or personal details.

A Good Samaritan who has voluntarily stated that he is also an eyewitness to the accident shall be examined on a single occasion and the State Government shall develop standard operating procedures to ensure that bystander or Good Samaritan is not harassed or intimidated.

Video conferencing may be used extensively during examination of bystander or Good Samaritan including eye-witnesses in order to prevent harassment and inconvenience to Good Samaritans.

Lack of response by a doctor in an emergency situation pertaining to road crashes, where he is expected to provide care, shall constitute “Professional Misconduct”, under Chapter 7 of the Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulation, 2002 and disciplinary action shall be taken against such doctor under Chapter 8 of the said Regulations.

In case a Good Samaritan so desires, the hospital shall provide an acknowledgement confirming that an injured person was brought to the hospital to such Good Samaritan.

Founders

Piyush Tewari

Ashoka Fellow and Rolex Laureate

Piyush Tewari is a tri-sector leader with 15 years of experience in building and scaling government, corporate, and social enterprises. He currently serves as the CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) and has been instrumental in leading it to several policy wins and on-ground impact. Piyush holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University with concentrations in Transportation Policy & Planning, Public Health Interventions, Policy Implementation, and Urban Governance. Previously, Piyush led the India operations of Calibrated Healthcare, a LA-based private equity fund. Prior to Calibrated, Piyush served on the founding team of India Brand Equity Fund, an initiative of the Prime Minister of India to promote India as a globally competitive investment destination. Piyush is an Ashoka Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Rolex Laureate.

Krishen Mehta

Co-chairman, Global Financial Integrity (GFI), And Director, Asia Initiatives

Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher, and speaker on issues of global tax justice. Prior to making tax justice his main focus, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and served in their New York, London, and Tokyo offices. His responsibilities included PwC’s US Tax practices in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Indonesia, encompassing over 140 American companies conducting business in Asia. Krishen is a Senior Advisor to Tax Justice Network. He serves on the Advisory Board of Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, and is a member of the Asia Advisory Council of Human Rights Watch. He is also a Trustee of the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, DC. He is also an Adjunct Professor at American University, and a frequent guest speaker at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston and at Tokyo University in Japan. He has also conducted Capstone workshops for graduate students at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. From 2010-2012, Krishen was Co-Chairman of the Advisory Board of GFI, a research and advocacy group at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, engaged in the area of financial transparency.