Grab is stepping up its support for healthcare workers fighting on the frontlines of the Covid-19 outbreak, by offering them exclusive discounts on transport and food delivery.
Partnering with UOB, Grab announced a S$40,000 package that will be used to provide 20 per cent off (capped at S$3) all GrabCare rides from now until 31 March.
Healthcare professionals who have signed up for the GrabCare service can also redeem meal deals from several participating GrabFood merchant-partners.
Grab first set up the GrabCare initiative on 14 February as a dedicated on-demand service to help ease the burden of healthcare professionals.
“Over the past two weeks, what had started out as a dedicated ride service for healthcare workers to travel to and from hospitals easily, has become a community-wide movement on its own,” said Grab.
The company said it has been receiving interest from individuals and “some 30 organisations” wanting to work together and show deeper support.
Before the pilot, about 2,000 Grab driver-partners signed up to offer GrabCare rides, which were first available for trips to and from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
Drivers volunteering to offer GrabCare rides have since “more than doubled”, allowing Grab to expand the service to more hospitals, starting with Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
A ‘Thank You’ To GrabCare Drivers
In light of the strong support that driver-partners are showing for healthcare workers, Grab has also rolled out special benefits to thank them.
The first 2,000 GrabCare drivers will receive a 100 per cent commission rebate from 2 to 29 March, followed by 25 per cent from 30 March onward.
All other driver-partners who sign up for GrabCare will receive a 25 per cent commission rebate starting 2 March.
GrabCare driver-partners are also entitled to additional benefits including complimentary car fumigation and dental services.
Said Yee Wee Tang, Singapore Country Head for Grab, “GrabCare has shown us the best of Singapore. We are touched by the outpouring of support from different parts of Singapore, and are privileged to experience this community movement first-hand.”
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