NEW DELHI: World’s largest ride-hailing company Ola has partnered with Ayushman Bharat to extend healthcare benefits to driver-partners and their families, informs the company in a press release.
Initially, the project will be launched for the driver-partners of Ola in NCR-Delhi. At later stages, the partnership’s implementation will be extended to other cities of India.
“This partnership will facilitate comprehensive health insurance for the company’s 2 million driver-partners,” says the company.
Dr Praveen Gedam, Deputy CEO, Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, said, “The goal of AB-PMJAY scheme is to provide access to quality curative healthcare and ensure it reaches every last citizen who is eligible. Ola, as India’s largest mobility platform reaches out to a vast network of drivers.”
Dr Gedam also said, "We appreciate Ola’s efforts in supporting the Government of India’s universal health care goals and are confident that our combined energies will accelerate our goal to reach 500 million people across the country."
Vijay Ghadge, Vice President- Operations, Ola, said, “Driver-partners and their welfare is a key priority for us and we are constantly working towards improving their lives and committed to their well-being.”
Mr Ghadge said, "In partnering with Ayushman Bharat, we are addressing the evolving needs of our driver-partners, offering them, and their families, access to reliable and quality healthcare services.”
Eligible driver-partners as well as Ola employees, across verticals, will be able to avail the benefits of the program and obtain an Ayushman Bharat card at a minimal cost of Rs. 30.