Ola and Uber the leading online taxi service to run medical cabs in Bengaluru for COVID19 emergencies.
The cab aggregators have partenered with the Karnataka Health Department by running medical emergency services in the city. The cabs will be carrying patients who are advised non ambulatory, and prolonged treatment in Bengaluru. The service has been launched on Tuesday taking into account of the nationwide lockdown.
The aim of the service is to ensure that other medical emergencies are not ignored,said the Department.“With the increasing number of Covid-19 related cases, 108 ambulance services are being utilized completely to ferry Covid-19 patients to hospitals and quarantine centres. In order for other patients, who have medical emergencies and require medical procedures such as dialysis, chemotherapy, organ transplant and radiation therapy , not to be inconvenienced, the State Government has tied up with ride hailing apps Uber and Ola to provide 100 cabs each for the benefit of such patients.”, B Sriramulu, the health minister of the state told. These vehicles can be booked by calling 9154153917,9154153918 or through the online app.