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Saved 2,270 road accident victims this year: Police

Facing the heat for not shifting 33-year-old accident victim Sharmila to hospital eventually leading to her death,UT Police on Thursday issued a press release claiming its Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles had saved 2,270 accident victims till April 30,this year.

Facing the heat for not shifting 33-year-old accident victim Sharmila to hospital eventually leading to her death,UT Police on Thursday issued a press release claiming its Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles had saved 2,270 accident victims till April 30,this year.

According to the release,PCR vehicles are equipped with first-aid kit and are manned by trained staff with knowledge of basic life-saving techniques such as CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation),to provide basic medical aid before victims are shifted to hospital.

None of that was provided to Sharmila who bled to her death as six PCR officials allegedly stood waiting for orders of their SHO.

As per the police statistics,in 2011,PCR vehicles had attended to 13,224 accident calls and lifted 7,278 accident victims to the hospital for treatment. Besides this,in the last year,the police vehicles answered 15,032 accident calls and transferred 7,346 victims to nearby hospitals. “

“General public is requested to immediately pass the information of any road side accident so that medical help can be provided to the accident victims through our PCR vehicles equipped with first-aid kit and trained staff,” the UT Police statement reads.