Uber is facilitating UberMedic rides, free of cost, for transporting plasma donors to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), which houses the country’s first plasma bank.
It is also encouraging recovered citizens to support the Chief Minister’s appeal to come forward and help those in need.
Prabhjeet Singh, Director, Operations and Head of Cities, Uber India & South Asia, said, “Over the coming few days and weeks we will facilitate UberMedic trips/rides for free to Covid-19 recovered citizens to make vital plasma donations for saving lives. We feel privileged to be supporting the government in these challenging times and are committed to helping our cities on the path of recovery.”
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support the government and communities across the country.
In April, Uber offered free rides worth Rs 75 lakhs to the Delhi Government for emergency services to transport frontline healthcare workers and facilitated 200 UberMedic cars, free of charge, to transport non-COVID patients in coordination with the Centralized Ambulance Trauma Services (CATS) Ambulance Helpline.
To maintain the highest safety and hygiene standards, all UberMedic cars providing trips to ILBS are being fitted with a roof-to-floor plastic sheeting enclosing the driver, thereby limiting contact with the rider.
Additionally, drivers will be given safety kits that will include masks, sanitizers, gloves and disinfectants to sanitize the cars between rides.