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Coronavirus effect: Uber launches UberMedic to help doctors and medical staff in India

Uber has just launched UberMedic in order to help doctors and medical staff in India. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions can call UberMedic on 0804685 2190 between 8 AM and 8 PM if they want to use Uber’s services.

By Digit NewsDesk | Published 01 Apr 2020 13:22 IST
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Uber has just launched UberMedic in order to help doctors and medical staff in India

  • Hospitals and other healthcare institutions can call UberMedic on 0804685 2190 between 8 AM and 8 PM to avail Uber's services

  • You can also access UberMedics at uberIndia-covid-help@uber.com.

Coronavirus effect: Uber launches UberMedic to help doctors and medical staff in India
Coronavirus effect: Uber launches UberMedic to help doctors and medical staff in India

With India heading to its second week of lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak, more companies are now reaching out to medical professionals to help keep the country safe during this trying time. Cab-sharing company, Uber has thrown its name into the pool as well The company has launched a delivery service for medical professionals and workers in India. Called UberMedic, the service allows a medical worker to book a cab to take them to their respective medical centres. 

Earlier, messages that Uber was suspending services in the country due to the lockdown were sent out. Since all public transport was barred from functioning, medial professionals were finding it difficult to get to where they needed to go. With this in mind, Uber launched UberMedic catering specifically to medical professionals and workers. The service will be available 24/7 and the company is using its top-rated drivers who will all be wearing protective garb to prevent any infection, thus keeping the drivers safe. 

In a statement to the media, Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Under India, said, “In collaboration with a network of hospitals and by leveraging its technology, UberMedic is transporting frontline healthcare workers to medical facilities and other critical areas across India. Over the next few days, Uber will continue to provide healthcare authorities access to its wide network of driver partners and also share its prior experience of providing similar mobility solutions elsewhere in the world. Uber hopes the reliable and timely transportation of frontline medical workers will help contain the spread of COVID-19” 

With all that in mind, here is how medical workers and professionals can use the service. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions can call UberMedic on 0804685 2190 between 8 am and 8 pm if they want to use Uber’s services for their doctors and medical staff. UberMedics can also be accessed at uberIndia-covid-help@uber.com.

 

 

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