Medical &Health

Uber partners with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Uber Wednesday announced a pledge of 25,000 free rides worth Tk75 Lakhs to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to help it transport frontline healthcare workers, volunteers, and vulnerable communities, including the elderly to Covid-19 vaccination hubs in and around Dhaka.

These free rides can be availed through unique and easily redeemable promo codes for travelling to and from vaccination centres. The maximum redeemable value of each ride is Tk300, and the offer is valid till December 31.

Last week, Uber announced its pledge to provide 50,000 free rides worth Tk1 crore for citizens travelling to and from vaccination centres across Dhaka.

Aimed at supporting the government’s vaccination drive, both initiatives are part of Uber’s global commitment to provide 10 million free or discounted rides to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to getting the vaccine and to help authorities contain the pandemic.

Md Feroz Salah Uddin, secretary-general of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, said: “These rides will facilitate transportation of the vulnerable and senior citizens as well as our volunteers and frontline healthcare workers, who are working round the clock to save lives and inoculate our citizens.”

Armanur Rahman, head of Bangladesh and East India, Uber South Asia, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for offering mobility support to frontline healthcare workers, who are working selflessly to get citizens vaccinated and helping keep our communities safe.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh