Uber launches UberMedic in India for healthcare workers
Ride-hailing platform Uber has launched a new service called UberMedic to provide transportation support to frontline healthcare providers. UberMedic will allow healthcare providers to book a cab from their homes to healthcare centres.
As India is under complete lockdown for 21-days, app-based cab service providers such as Uber and Ola have suspended their services in the country. This has made it difficult for people in essential services to commute to their workplaces. However, among all the essential services, the most important services are being provided by doctors and other medical staff. Keeping that in mind, Uber came up with UberMedic. As per the company, they have chosen only top-rated drivers and dedicated cars for UberMedic services. All the drivers who have been picked up for the project are well aware of COVID-19 safety protocols.
The company has assured that the drivers are well-trained in Covid-19 safety protocols and will be given phone support as well. Moreover, partner hospitals will also provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to drivers, which would include hand sanitisers, gloves, disinfectant sprays and face masks.
“Working closely with a network of hospitals and leveraging our global experience and technology, UberMedic allows hospitals to easily and reliably arrange transportation for doctors and other health workers to and from their homes as well as to health care facilities. We take this opportunity to thank frontline medical workers, who are helping keep us all safe,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, president of Uber India SA.
So how can a medical professional avail this service?
To avail the services, hospitals and other healthcare institutions are required to call UberMefic on 0804685 2190 between 8 am and 8 pm, if they want to avail the services for their doctors and nursing staff. UberMedics can also be accessed at uberIndiaemail@example.com.