Hyderabad: Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar, during a review meeting on 19 December, directed officials to prepare the framework for action plan on road safety for every district in the state.

He reviewed the unified action plan on emergency care and mapping of ambulance services, hospitals, and trauma care centers to bring down the fatalities and to extend health services within the golden hour. He directed the officials to arrange a training programme on emergency medicine from NIMS to health care workers of trauma care centers.

Mr. Kumar advised the health department to identify staff for taking master training on active bleeding control to reduce the mortality and morbidity from road accidents in the state. He also directed the officials to constitute a team to study every aspect related to the Outer Ring Road, duly focussing on fencing, crossings, signages, illumination, and ANPR camera-based speed enforcement at vulnerable locations to minimise accidents. He asked the officials to make arrangements to conduct one-day training for government drivers on safe driving and maintenance of vehicles.

The principal secretary of the state roads and buildings department, Sunil Sharma, additional DGP Jithender, principal secretary Home Ravi Gupta, secretary of health and family welfare SAM Rizvi, and several other officials attended the meeting.

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