Know how UBER and OXXY will ensure ‘Uber’ health for all Indians

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Uber seems to be surprising us with its each move. Yesterday, it gave Indians a chance to travel in ‘super’ luxury cars for free—though only for 15 minutes—and today, it has announced that the company, in association with OXXY, will enable access to better healthcare for all Indians.

This is the second initiative from the UBER and OXXY duo. Earlier, in March, they had joined hands to provide free rides to and from any hospital, diagnostic and path lab. And today, they have extended this partnership and announced that they will now offer free health checkups and subsidized medical rates for OXXY’s gamut of services, for all UBER driver-partners and riders in 18 cities across India.

UBER users can dial OXXY 09999-000-102 or log on to www.oxxy.in to avail the service and then walk to any of the 100,000 centres including hospitals, diagnostic and pathological laboratories, spread across 1500 cities in India. The customer support team will be available 24x7.

Commenting on this latest development, Amit Jain, president, UBER India said: “Healthcare plays a vital role in enhancing people’s lives, something UBER is dedicated and deeply committed to. Furthering our association with OXXY, I’m proud that we will now be able to provide quality and affordable healthcare to the millions of UBER driver partners and riders in the country, a problem that’s been persistent so far.”

Pankaj Gupta, founder OXXY, said: “A 360 degree healthcare should have been started in the country long back. Goes without saying healthcare should be transparent, convenient and affordable for all. It’s the need of the hour. We are delighted to extend this partnership to include health benefits too, with UBER, a company that cares about healthcare, as much as we do.”

However, there is a catch: not all medical checkups would be free. As per the company press release, only the first medical checkup is free while the subsequent checkups will be highly subsidized.

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