Amid lockdown, Ola starts service for hospital visits in Bhubaneswar-Cuttack


Bhubaneswar: Cab aggregator Ola has launched a new service which will enable customers to book cabs for travel to and from hospitals during the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

The new service ‘Ola Emergency’ will offer rides from a customer’s home to any of the hospitals in twin city. In the first phase, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissionerate Police has issued passes to 100 such cabs to ensure unhindered service.

The cars are equipped with masks, sanitisers and specially trained drivers. It will transport people with all cases of medical trips and emergencies that are non-ambulatory in nature.

The service will only be used for medical purposes such as dialysis, chemotherapy, scheduled check-ups and physical injuries, among others, sources said.

Customers will be charged a nominal fee to compensate drivers.

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