National Road Safety Week
By: Zahabiya, Shrishaila
Published On: January 11, 2022
Every minute a road accident happens in India!
- Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
This National Road Safety Week, let’s discuss how road accident victims were saved, as they completed their prescribed medical treatment through accident fundraising on crowdfunding websites:
Every year, over 80,000 people are killed in road accidents in India, accounting for 13% of all fatalities worldwide. The consequences of a road accident due to lack of road safety can range from being emotionally and physically distressing to downright fatal. Road accidents can lead to injuries in a big vehicle crash or a bike wreck causing broken bones, lacerations, and head and neck injuries. When people are faced with an unexpected medical emergency like road accidents, they are frequently left wondering how to pay for costly medical treatments, delaying which could be the difference between life and death for the patient.
Also read: Financial Help For Medical Treatment In India, to know more.
Following are some risk factors that contribute to road accidents:
Driving under the influence of alcohol and other psychoactive substances
Non-use of motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints
Unsafe road infrastructure
Inadequate post-crash care
Inadequate law enforcement of traffic laws
The ability to save a road accident victim is primarily dependent on timely medical treatment and good-quality healthcare. But the real dilemma is how to raise the required amount within the extremely short time that a healthcare emergency allows for!
According to The Elders’ UHC India Health Report, India urgently needs UHC with around 600 million people failing to access health services. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that everybody receives the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. As a result of lack of funds, accident victims are unable to undergo surgeries on time. Their families are overburdened by unbearable debts and financial stress. Through online crowdfunding and accident fundraising, people now have a platform to share their experiences and raise funds for medical treatments quickly by reaching out to people on social media extensively.
ImpactGuru has assisted countless road accident survivors through accident fundraising for costly surgeries and medical treatment such as surgeries, ICU support, and other treatments. ImpactGuru has helped in raising funds for various accident victims through online medical crowdfunding as can be seen below:
1. With Donors’ Love Keerthi’s Hit-And-Run Recovery Ended In A Bright Smile
The hospital bills were piling and Keerthi's father, an auto driver, could not afford her urgent surgeries for fracture femur and craniotomy, including medication, ICU stays and prolonged care worth Rs 12 lakh. When he found a pamphlet of Impact Guru and saw how he could easily start a free medical fundraiser, he took it as a Godsend. Today Keerthi has completed her treatments and is slowly getting back to her former self.
2. Swati Saved Her Father After A Critical Road Accident With The Help Of Crowdfunding
Swati was devastated when her father was battling for his life in the ICU. However, his treatment had been stopped due to lack of funds. That’s when Swati initiated an online fundraiser on ImpactGuru. Through this leading medical crowdfunding platform in India, Swati found many kind souls who offered a helping hand when they saw the heart-wrenching pictures of her father’s physical injuries, and his critical condition in hospital. The donations poured in and Swati raised funds successfully.
3. UPSC Aspirant Pavan Fights For Life
23-year-old Pavan had always been a good son. He had dreams and aspirations of being a UPSC officer. However, while his mother awaited his return, Pavan was involved in a horrific road accident on his motorcycle. His helpless mother decided to start an accident fundraising campaign on ImpactGuru.
Pavan’s medical fundraiser has met 60% of its goal amount. With a little more help from generous souls like you, Pavan will be able to survive and fulfil his dreams. Click here to donate to Pavan’s cause.
Road accidents and medical emergencies like these can be life-threatening. If you are facing such a situation or any other critical illnesses without any backup like medical insurance, worry not. Just like Keerthi, Swati and Pavan, you too can start your fundraiser on ImpactGuru.
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