Road fatalities currently lead the list of accidental deaths in India, much more than any other accidental deaths like by drowning, fire, rail or air mishaps, etc. At the inquest of the world’s first road traffic death in 1896, the Coroner was reported to have said ‘this must never happen again’. More than a century later, 1.35 million people are killed on roads every year and up to 50 million more are injured.
Road Safety is critical issue with more than 1 reported fatality every three minute in India. Thus, there are many dimensions to the problem. Unfortunately, India does not have as many running initiatives or organizations and we too, are not huge to address all issues. India ranks 1st in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries reported in the World Road Statistics, 2018 followed by China and US. As per the WHO Global Report on Road Safety 2018, India accounts for almost 11% of the accident-related deaths in the World. Number of ‘Road Traffic Accidents’ in the country have increased from 3,54,796 in 2020 to 4,03,116 and caused 1,55,622 deaths in 2021 (NCRB).
The fatalities in road accidents have increased by 16.8% (from 1,33,201 in 2020 to 1,55,622 in 2021).
First & Emergency Response
Emergency Response or First Response plays an important role during any road accident, but we don't have the Emergency Health Care facility in our country to respond in an emergency. The first one hour (Golden Hour) just after a road accident is vital to save a life. As we don't have any emergency health care facility in our country, a By-Stander can respond to an accident victim in Golden Hour. In reality it is not happening, people are not interested because of legal hassles, detention in hospitals, fear of Police, etc. The Hon'ble Supreme Court protected the By-Stander through Good Samaritan Law. But the awareness level is very poor. Only 10-20 percent of people are aware about it.
The Law Commission of India in its 201st report stated that 50% road crash victims who lost their lives could have been saved if they would have received care on time during golden hour. As per the WHO India Recommendations, 50% of the victims die in the first 15 minutes due to serious cardiovascular or nervous system injuries and the rest can be saved through by providing basic life support during the 'Golden Hour’. Over 70,000 lives can be potentially saved if bystanders come forward to help.
In our state natural disaster is one of the common factors. Cyclone & flood brings massive disaster in most of time in our state. We have dedicated team trained under Civil Defence to act in different disaster and emergency. During COVID time our team done extraordinary job in managing Quarantine Centre, distribution of Masks, Food & sanitizer, Creating awareness on safe & hygiene.
We work on restoration after cyclone, clearance of roads, emergency response & First Response. Our team also trained on fire safety and industrial safety.
Help to Helpless Elderly
SAFE is to work for the cause and care of disadvantaged helpless older persons and to improve their quality of life. To work and fight against poverty, isolation and neglect of elders. To undertake rehabilitation and medical need of helpless elderly of the society. Set-up Old Age Home with all facilities for elderly like homely atmosphere, better health & treatment, yoga for fitness, shelter, good & hygienic food, peace living, etc .
SAFE Works for helpless women and girl child, prevention of violence against women; promote safe child-birth, promote women education in slum areas, Work towards empowerment of women. Women Empowerment Program will help women get the kind of exposure and independence they need. We work for up-lifting the status of women in the society, work against female circumcision and to fight against the victimization of girl/ women by anybody. Provide help under health & nutrition services for mother & child health. We create awareness for women education and take-up slum-women literacy program. We are member in different Internal Complain Committee for Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at Workplace (POSH) and we do training programme of employees for POSH. We guide our corporate partners and create awareness on POSH Act.
Safety of Children
Child sexual abuse is a glaring reality that poses a threat to the safety of our children today.’ Prevention of child sexual abuse’ programmes are often portrayed to be only about ‘Good Touch-Bad Touch’ and ‘Stranger Danger’. But the topic is more nuanced than most think it is.
We promote and give training to school and college students on safety and First Response. In last 2-3 years we trained around 20,000 students at school level to response in any emergency. we demonstrate different first response skills for better understanding of the students. Our aim is to save a life during any emergency or in a road accident or in any urgent situation.
We taught children on Road Safety, safe road behavior, basic road safety rules, etc. which will create a safe behavioral habit on road.
Healthcare of Animal
We work for vaccination of domestic animals, first-aid camps, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation treatment, treatment to street animal and their rehabilitation, awareness program on caring ness of different animals. Reports are made & published timely. SAFE also holds Photography Exhibitions periodically in schools & colleges to make students aware of amazing photography.