Uber offers free rides worth Rs 75 lakh to Delhi government for healthcare workers, non-COVID patients


New Delhi: Uber on Friday provided free rides worth Rs 75 lakh to the Delhi government for transporting frontline healthcare staff, government officers on COVID-19 associated duties and for different important companies.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal acknowledged the provide in a tweet.

“Thank you for your support for Delhi’s healthcare workers. It is heartening to see so many organizations pitching in to help fight Corona,” he tweeted.

As a part of its provide, the experience hailing agency has partnered with the government to deploy 200 UberMedic automobiles, free of cost, to transport non-COVID-19 patients in coordination with the Centralised Ambulance Trauma Services (CATS) helpline, it stated in an announcement.

The partnership with the Delhi government is a part of Uber’s international dedication to present 10 million rides and meals deliveries free of cost, not too long ago introduced by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

“The Delhi Government has been working tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19. We feel privileged to be supporting the Delhi government in these challenging times and stand ready to provide essential services to help move what matters by leveraging our global experience, technology and network of drivers,” Uber India and South Asia Director Operations and Head of Cities Prabhjeet Singh stated.

The firm stated all of the UberMedic automobiles being offered to Delhi government are being fitted with a roof-to-floor plastic sheeting enclosing the driving force, thereby limiting contact with the rider.

Additionally, to preserve security and hygiene requirements, all drivers are being skilled in security procedures and being supplied with private protecting tools similar to masks, gloves, sanitizers and disinfectants to sanitise the automobiles between rides.

Uber’s not too long ago launched UberMedic service is already facilitating the availability of transporting frontline medical staff in 28 hospitals throughout 14 Indian cities.

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