Uber provides UberMedic service to assist healthcare providers

Uber, in a statement, on Tuesday announced its new service UberMedic in which it will provide drivers for healthcare authorities so that they can arrange transportation for frontline healthcare providers to and from their homes as well to health care and medical facilities.

UberMedic is designed to ensure that all healthcare workers who need to be mobile have a reliable and efficient way of getting around. It is aimed to give hospitals and their health care workers the flexibility to provide optimal healthcare.

Uber will facilitate top-rated drivers and dedicated cars to the hospitals through its platform. Keeping the safety of drivers in mind, and in line with government advisory, Uber will work with partner hospitals to provide drivers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including hand sanitisers, gloves, disinfectant sprays and face masks.

The drivers will be well-trained in COVID-19 related safety protocols, such as not allowing riders to sit in the front passenger seat. Uber will also provide dedicated phone support to its riders who use this service.

Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India SA, said in a statement, “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.’’


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