It is well known to everyone across the world that the pandemic COVID-19 is putting the world on a pause. Everyone city, state, and nation is putting everything on the line to save lives and bosting helping programs for the citizens. Many companies and platforms are providing whatever they can to assist the hospitals and other healthcares.
We have heard many of such actions from international firms and organizations and also our Indian organisations. Many labs are working restlessly to find the cure for this crisis. Alongside that, aiding government and healthcare is also very important. We will share one of such great steps today.
In midst of this fight against COVID-19, Uber India has launched a very interesting and helpful program under the name UberMedic. Uber India had announced this program in early April. In the 21 days Nationwide Lockdown, Uber worked closely with the government at many times and shut their services on hold for the normal public. Even as of today, public usage of Uber is paused.
Under UberMedic service, Uber will provide high rated drivers and dedicated cars for medical professionals and all the other medical or health care staff to move from one place to another. With the ease and reduction in commute time the doctors who are working 24/7 on the frontlines fighting against COVID-19 can give their all. They can book a cab from their home to hospitals and vice versa with no trouble.
This will be done by following complete Government Guidelines and regulations for both government aided and private hospitals.
Uber also stated that they will be providing drivers who know the preventive measures against COVID-19, for example, they won’t allow riders in the front seat. Also, with the collaboration with the hospitals, they will provide drivers with necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like disinfectant sprays, masks, gloves, sanitizers, etc. As per NHA (National Health Authority) pilot on their website, there have been arrangements for providing plastic separation around the driver seat so contact can be reduced between the driver and the rider.
These services are started in various hospitals in various cities. The numbers tell that these services started with 28 hospitals across 14 Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Banglore, Noid, Kanpur, Paharganj, Agra, Lucknow, Patna, etc for free cost.
Pradeep Parameswaran, Uber India and South Asia President, said that Uber has been working closely with a network of hospitals and leveraging their global experience and technology, UberMedic allows hospitals to easily and reliably arrange transportation for doctors and other health workers to and from their homes and also to other healthcare facilities. This opportunity has been taken as a thanking gesture towards the frontliners who help everyone staying safe.
There will arise questions regarding how to apply for this service? What places are eligible? All these questions can be solved by visiting the official Uber website (link given below). Also, contact services directly to Uber has been stated below.
For partnership and details regarding mobility solutions of a specific hospital’s staff, you can reach out Uber at 080 4685 2190 between 8 am and 8 pm, or email Uber on uberIndiafirstname.lastname@example.org
You can check the official Uber website for more help. Click here.