Uber launches 'UberMedics' in UAE

The initiative will provide healthcare workers with discounted trips to and from work during the Covid-19 pandemic

Uber has launched the ‘UberMedics’ initiative in the UAE, which will provide healthcare workers with discounted trips to and from their workplaces in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The initiative forms part of a larger effort from the company to support healthcare workers and communities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the UAE, UberMedics has partnered with a number of entities, including Amana Healthcare, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network.

The company will use UberMedics through an Uber for Business solution to transport caregivers to and from patient’s homes.

Other UberMedics partners include Saudi German Hospital and Zulekha Hospital.

“These are challenging times. The spread of coronavirus has brought a lot of change to the way we live and work, and at Uber we have been looking at how we can support and bring a positive impact to our communities,” said Rifad Mahasneh, Uber’s General Manager for the UAE.

“We want to do our part and support those who have played a key role in protecting us during this pandemic,” Mahasneh added.

Uber has taken a number of other steps to help employees amid the covid-19 pandemic, including providing financial assistance for up to 14 days for any driver or courier who is diagnosed with the virus or asked to self-isolate.

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