Kolkata, May 6: Uber today offered free rides worth Rs 75 lakh to the West Bengal Government for emergency services through its UberMedic service, which will transport frontline healthcare workers, government officials on COVID-19 related duties, and support other essential requirements. As part of its offer Uber has partnered with the Health Department government to deploy 70 Uber Medic cars, free of charge to transport doctors, nurses and frontline healthcare workers in 11 hospitals across Kolkata and Howrah.
Some of the hospitals include ID&BG Hospital Beliaghata, Medical College & Hospital Kolkata, Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College & Hospital, R G KAR Medical College & Hospital, among others. Free rides to support the West Bengal Government is part of Uber’s global commitment, recently announced by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, to provide 10 million rides and food deliveries free of charge to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need. (UNI)