Bangalore: Uber on Wednesday announced a Rs 3.65 crore free ride package to transport life-saving oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other critical medical equipment to bolster India’s healthcare system during the devastating second wave of COVID-19. Convenience is included.
Uber is providing assistance through partnerships with several NGOs that specialize in mobilizing emergency assistance to save and sustain lives.
“I am proud to announce that Uber is providing Rs 3.65 crore in emergency assistance to support our communities as they overcome this deadly second COVID wave. Our partnership with NGOs is providing mobility support to their volunteers who are working tirelessly to save lives. It is heartening to see the country and its citizens coming together to fight the pandemic. Uber is committed to using its mobility network to help create hope and save lives!” Prabhjit Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement.
Earlier in May, Uber launched its first partnership with UK-based NGO Go Dharmik to support its volunteers in response to COVID emergencies in Delhi NCR and Ahmedabad.
The association has helped provide life-saving oxygen support to 725 people, distributed over 33,000 fresh food and ration kits, and has additionally supported 15 COVID care facilities with 1,675 medical packs and 250 hospital beds.
Uber has also partnered with three other NGOs: the American India Foundation; Project Mumbai and The Good Quest Foundation. Over the coming weeks, Uber will identify additional NGOs and support their important missions with more free rides.
As part of its greater commitment to helping communities recover, Uber will continue to support India’s ongoing immunization campaign, where it has already provided Rs 10 crore freebies for citizens traveling to and from authorized immunization centres. Ride is promised.