Grab announced today (Feb 12) that it will be piloting a new round-the-clock, on-demand service for healthcare professionals who have been working hard at the frontlines of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Called GrabCare, it is a ride service within the Grab app that lets them travel to and fro hospitals seamlessly.
According to Grab, it wants to help ease the burden of healthcare professionals who may face difficulty in getting rides due to the Coronavirus fear.
With this service, the likelihood of them securing a ride before and after their shifts will be increased.
The GrabCare pilot will roll out in phases, starting this Friday (Feb 14) for healthcare professionals from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
This service will subsequently be expanded to include rides from homes to hospitals, and widened to more participating hospitals.
So far, about 2,000 Grab driver-partners have signed up to be a part of this service.
“The tireless work and unwavering dedication of our healthcare workers to treat and take care of patients have inspired us and many of our driver-partners to do more,” said Yee Wee Tang, Country Head of Grab Singapore.
“GrabCare is our small contribution to rally the community together to support our fellow Singaporeans in times of need, and ensure healthcare workers get a stress-free and hassle-free ride daily.”
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