Cab service provider Ola on Wednesday said that it has partnered with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to provide smooth transportation facilities to healthcare workers from homes to hospitals amid the lockdown.
The company has provided a dedicated fleet of cars to BMC to ferry doctors and BMC officials across Mumbai as a means to help the frontline warriors fighting against COVID- 19.
Ola is working closely with the authorities to ensure that all the cars are equipped with essential commodities like masks and sanitizers.
The company will also monitor whether the cars are being regularly disinfected and the drivers are also properly equipped.
“We are happy to partner with Ola and help ferry doctors, health-care workers and hundreds of frontline workers to help them perform their essential duties.
“We look forward to working with Ola to find more ways of helping Mumbaikars in our fight against Covid-19 in the true spirit of the city,” Maharashtra’s health hinister Rajesh Tope said.
Anand Subramanian, spokesperson and head of communications, Ola said, “We stand committed to our resolve of ensuring help to as many people during these turbulent times.”
“This partnership will play an essential role in transporting COVID warriors like frontline and healthcare workers who are helping us in these crucial and testing times.
“We are thankful to BMC for the opportunity and will continue to work with them to enable essential mobility in Mumbai,” he said.
Maharashtra has been one of the worsely affected states with 2687 cases of coronavirus including 178 deaths.