A cyclist can only be charged 5,000/- per month through mobile phone."What has prompted this scheme," NIC official said, "is the fact that motorcycle accidents are on the rise across the country," the NIC Branch Manager for Life House Catherine Maggot said at the 36th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) on Wednesday.
She said they have already carried out a feasibility study on the popularity of the proposed scheme."We are currently talking with telecommunication companies for the purposes of using their networks," she said.
Police records show increased number of road accidents and the number of victims at MOI is alarming with some of the patients sleeping on the floor due to shortage of beds.
A surgeon at MOI, Dr Billy Haonga, more than a half of patients reporting at the hospital were road accident victims.He said the number of road traffic accidents have gone up from 10,107 in 2010 to 14,548 in 2011, representing 44 per cent rise.
The number of deaths due to road accidents also rose by 64 per cent, from 1,059 in 2010 to 1,737 last year.Meanwhile, the NIC pavilion captured attention of students on Wednesday with its students' health insurance plan.
"For us, we insure the 100,000/- as the premium and the students are able to get medical treatment at any hospital in the country for up to 3m/- per year," she said.The medical benefits, she said, cover prescription, admission and intensive care benefits.