Cab aggregator Ola on Monday announced the ‘Ola Emergency
‘ service in Gurugram for non-Covid-19 related medical travel to over 100 hospitals in the city.
Launched in collaboration with the Haryana
government, the service will have a dedicated network of cars equipped
with masks and sanitisers that will be operated by specially trained
drivers, it said.
Users can select the
‘Ola Emergency’ category on the Ola app and enter the drop location from
a list of available hospitals in the city.
The service is only for medical travel that
is non-Covid-19-related and doesn’t require an ambulance, like
dialysis, chemotherapy, scheduled check-ups and physical injuries among
others, it said.
Customers will be charged a nominal fare according to the rate card to compensate the drivers-partners for their services, it added.
“Trips to hospitals for medical urgency are
unavoidable, even in the current times. With Ola Emergency, we are able
to facilitate trips to and from hospitals across the city through the
Ola app,” the statement said.
“With over 100+ Hospitals in the city
mapped, ”Ola Emergency” will be available 24×7 and will provide
citizens with a reliable, convenient and safe transport solution for
medical trips that do not require an ambulance,” it added.
The service has already been launched in Bengaluru, Vizag, Bhubaneshwar, Nashik and Varanasi, and will be launched in other major cities soon, the statement said.