Apr 09, 2020 | AS Team
Ola has propelled another service that will allow its customers to book cabs for movement to and from hospitals during the continuing 21-day across nation lockdown.
The service, which has been begun in Bengaluru, will be extended to other significant major cities, the organization has claimed.
Ola Emergency, as the ride-hailing firm calls it, will offer rides from a customer's home to any of the 200 medical clinics in Bengaluru, and back. The cars come furnished with masks, sanitizers and exceptionally prepared drivers to guarantee the wellbeing of travelers.
The state health minister B Sriramulu has announced that this authorization has been given by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to offer basic assistance to residents requiring it.
As announced by Economic Times, Ola said in an explanation that it will ensure the service is only utilized for clinical purposes, for example, dialysis, chemotherapy, scheduled checkups, and physical wounds, among others. The firm also added that the customers will be charged a nominal expense to remunerate drivers. The head of Communications at Ola, Anand Subramanium has stated that with a committed network of disinfected vehicles and prepared drivers, the service will be accessible 24x7 on the online Ola app for residents of Bengaluru.
On Sunday, rival firm Uber has claimed that another service would ship individuals that are on the government-approved rundown of travelers during the period of lockdown. The service has started in Nashik.
Uber has additionally joined forces with retailers, for example, BigBasket, Flipkart and Spencer's Retail to empower last-mile conveyances of fundamental merchandise.
Both Uber and Ola have banded together with state governments to empower driving for clinical experts and furthermore state and central government workers who are helping out the poor and migrant workers.