Accidents Cost Over P500 Billion

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The annual cost of treating a single person with serious injury from a road accident can finance ARV therapy for nearly 60 people for a year, a medical aid official has said.

Speaking at the Shell 'Drive to Live' campaign in Gaborone last week, Sejoe said that treatment and care for serious injuries to the spine or head from road accidents could cost between P300, 000 and P690, 000 - the ceiling in the BOMAID Scheme B.

She said this amount could assist 58 people on ARV treatment for a year. Sejoe emphasised that road accidents are unnecessary and can be prevented.

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