2,00,000th road accident victim saved! Inniyur Kaappom – Nammai Kaakkum 48 scheme saves its 2,00,000th patient!
December 1, 2023
The Honourable Minister of Health and Public Welfare interacted with the 2,00,000th patient to benefit from the “Innuyir Kaapom – Nammai Kaakum 48” Scheme, who is currently being treated at Rela Hospital, Chrompet, Chengalpattu District.
With the instances of road accidents increasing by the day, the resulting disabilities and loss of lives are indeed very disheartening, especially when it is young lives that are lost on the roads. The constant worries over the money required to meet the medical expenses and the consequent economic ruin the families face is fast becoming one of the main social issues. In addition to the loss of dear ones, the possibility of facing an economic crisis is a very worrisome scenario. It was this realisation that prompted the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to launch the “Innuyir Kaappom” Scheme (Save Precious Lives) on 18.12.2021.
In order to provide life-saving medical care for persons injured in road accidents in Tamil Nadu, within the first 48 hours of the accident, the Nammai Kaakkum 48 scheme makes 81 crucial medical treatments available, free of cost, for all. Treatments are available free of cost for up to Rs. 1,00,000. There shall be no discrimination against foreigners and those who do not belong to Tamil Nadu. The treatment is available to all the injured persons.
237 government hospitals and 455 private hospitals, adding up to a total of 692 hospitals have been authorised to provide treatment under this scheme.
Thanks to its excellent planning, the scheme ensures that precious time is not wasted in commencing the treatment. 500 accident-prone zones have been identified all over the state. Medical ambulance drivers are trained to reach the accident spot within eight minutes of receiving the alert, accompanied by trained Emergency Medical Technicians to immediately start providing life-saving first aid care and commence treatment of the injured persons in the ambulances themselves. In addition to preventing the waste of time, the hospitals are informed beforehand, and all arrangements are made for the treatment to commence as soon as the patient arrives. The government bears all the treatment expenses for the first 48 hours. The rest of the treatment is provided by linking the “Nammai Kaakkum 48” Scheme with the Chief Minister’s medical insurance scheme.
The fact that Tamil Nadu has successfully implemented this revolutionary scheme, a first of its kind in India, is established by the fact that, as on 26.11.2023, 1,99,972 patients and their families have benefitted by this.
Treatment, at a cost of Rs. 173.51 crores, was provided to 1,99,972 patients under this scheme, from the day of its launch, 18.12.2021, until 26.11.2023.
|No. of persons who received treatment for road accidents
|Expenses incurred for medical treatment (in Crores)
While the “Innuyir Kaapom – Nammai Kaakum 48” Scheme consists of providing life-saving post-accident medical care, it also includes other dimensions too, like taking steps to prevent road accidents, and to ensure safety of people on the roads.
Historic milestones of the “Innuyir Kaapom – Nammai Kaakum 48”
|Launch of the scheme
|Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakti Medical College and Research Centre
|Porur Ramachandra Medical Centre
|Savita Medical College and Hospital
|Panimalar Medical College and Hospital
Medical capabilities of Rela Hospital, Chrompet, Chengalpattu District Chief Minister’s elaborate medical insurance scheme
Rela Hospital, located in Chrompet, Chennai, was approved under the Chief Minister’s elaborate medical insurance scheme in December 2021, and has since then provided 1018 special treatment procedures in nine departments. The hospital continues to offer exceptional service to the patients under the “Innuyir Kaapom – Nammai Kaakum 48” Scheme. The Honourable Minister for Health and Public Welfare, M. Subramanian, personally visited the 2,00,000th patient to benefit under the “Innuyir Kaapom – Nammai Kaakum 48” Scheme, who is currently being treated at the Rela Hospital, in Chrompet, Chengalpattu District, and interacted with him. The Minister enquired about the treatment being given to the patient, and wished the patient a speedy recovery.