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Ola Drivers Will Be Trained To Provide Medical Assistance In On-Road Emergencies

Ola, one of India's largest taxi aggregators, announced a program to equip its fleet of drivers to deal with medical emergencies on the road

IANS | January 18, 2017 7:40 AM | News

Ola Drivers Will Be Trained To Provide Medical Assistance In On-Road Emergencies

New Delhi: Online cab-hailing firm Ola on Tuesday announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to create comprehensive medical programme for its driver-partners.

During this course of this programme, Ola drivers will be equipped to provide medical assistance in case of on-road emergencies.

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“With this collaboration, we would ensure that over 5.5-lakh drivers across the country are prepared to provide medical response in case of accident or emergency,” said Pranay Jivrajka, Ola COO, in a statement.

“In creating this training programme with Ola, we hope to create a safer on-road experience for drivers and commuters every day,” said Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals, in a statement.

Drivers will also be taken through a free basic health check-up where their blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and blood sugar will be tested.

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The programme will be conducted in five cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.

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