Uber launches 7 partnership initiatives for healthcare sector amid Covid-19

Doaa A.Moneim , Wednesday 3 Jun 2020

Uber has offered free rides to a large number of medical professionals to aide their efforts to fight Covid-19


Uber has announced the launch of seven partnership initiatives in Egypt amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The initiatives include partnerships with Ahl Masr Foundation, the Egyptian Red Crescent, and Venture Lifestyle, Uber said in a statement Tuesday.

Uber also said that under its current partnership with Tabibi it has added five new hospitals to its initiative in coordination with the Ministry of Health that provides frontliners with free trips, bringing the total number of hospitals covered to nine.

“Uber’s initiatives come out of its social responsibility to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to support society. We will continue working closely with various parties and contributing Uber’s technology to accommodate the rising needs of society, while focusing on the safety measures that will help in curbing the rise of the virus," general manager of Uber Egypt Ahmed Khalil said.

Uber has also extended its support to the medical sector with free and discounted rides to include staff at the two As-Salam International Hospitals, two Dar Al-Fouad Hospitals, and the Saudi German Hospital under an initiative launched in April in Cairo and Alexandria, according to the statement.

Uber partnered with the Egyptian Red Crescent to help medical volunteers and workers move freely in their efforts to contain and fight Covid-19. The company supported 2,000 volunteers with access to transportation by providing 4,000 free trips, according to the statement.

In collaboration with Ahl Masr, the foundation dedicated in treating, preventing and researching trauma and burn injuries, in addition to supervising three quarantine hospitals, Uber provided logistical support by offering more than 1,000 free trips for 70 agents to help them collect donations for existing patients, according to the statement.

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