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Rlys asked to take accident victims to hospital on govt expenses

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Mumbai, Feb 22 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today directed the Indian Railways to take the accident victims to private hospitals on its expenses, if there is no municipal or Government hospital within five km of the place of mishap.

A division bench comprising Justices R M Lodha and Anoop Mohta passed an order in response to a public interest litigation filed by Saroj Mehta, alleging that large number of people die in the railway accidents because railway authorities do not provide timely medical assistance to the victims.

In response to the petition, the railway authorities informed the court that proper first-aid and medicines were provided at most of the railway stations, which also included stretchers to take the accident victims to hospital.

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