Faridabad: In a bid to provide immediate treatment to those injured in road accidents, the Road Safety Organisation (RSO) has planned to convert three-wheelers into ambulance services.

The RSO has planned to appoint auto drivers as Road Safety Officers, for which 65 people have already been registered. The organization wants to rope in at least 500 drivers in the city for the initiative.

The three-wheeler drivers will shoulder the responsibility of carrying the injured to hospitals.

The organisation will provide Rs 100 per injured to three-wheeler drivers for taking them to hospitals.

Senior vice-president of the organization, Santosh Kumar Sharma said the appointed drivers will also get training of giving first aid to the injured.

“The drivers will carry a first aid kit so that they can provide primary treatment to the injured so as to stop excessive bleeding on way to the hospital,” said Sharma.

As per the survey conducted by the organisation, the injured in road accidents have to wait for ambulance for hours and many of them die on the way to hospitals.

“Around 250-300 road mishaps take place in Faridabad every year and seriously injured usually die on the way to the hospital,” Sharma added.

The organisation claims that the three-wheelers will be more successful than the ambulances of the health department.

JPN/Bureau