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Uber has partnered with the NHA to provide transport service

Uber has partnered with the NHA to provide transport service

On April 3rd 2020 Uber declared itself partnered with the National Health Authority (NHA) to provide transport service to frontline healthcare workers in the country, who are engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Key Points:

  • Uber will initially facilitate the provision of 150 cars free of cost to support the medical facilities in New Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj and Patna through its recently launched UberMedic service.
  • All these UberMedic cars that are supplied to NHA will be equipped with roof-to-floor plastic sheeting enclosing the driver's seat, which acts as a protective barrier between the rider and driver.
  • All drivers will be specially trained in the safety procedures and will also be provided with personal protective equipment like masks, sanitisers and disinfectants to sanitise UberMedic cars after each ride.
  • With the implementation of this 21-day lockdown, the government has allowed only people in essential services like banking, healthcare and media to commute. 
  • With the limited mobility options it has become difficult for these people to travel to their workplace. Hence this would serve the whole purpose.

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