The giant tomb has launched a new "non-emergency" transportation service to deliver stable and clinically healthy people to hospitals, e.g. B. to people who are in the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) or who have suspicious COVID-19 cases.
This service, called GrabResponse, was piloted in late March to support the efforts of the Ministry of Health (MOH) to complement existing emergency services.
According to Grab, over 250 Grab Driver partners have voluntarily joined this initiative. They were trained by the Singapore Civil Defense Force and are gradually being used in eight-hour shifts for 24-hour service.
This service is only available to authorized MOH dispatchers who can make a booking to transfer a stable and clinically healthy case to healthcare facilities on a dedicated technical platform.
This platform was developed to ensure a seamless allocation of GrabResponse vehicles as required.
Vehicles assigned to the GrabResponse service are not provided for other Grab Services, and drivers must clean and disinfect their vehicles after each trip.
Drivers must also put on masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) every time they drive, and dispose of their protective equipment in designated decontamination zones.
The next few weeks will be critical to Singapore's fight against COVID-19, and we see a role in which we can use our platform and technology to complement local health efforts.
GrabResponse, like the GrabCare service, is our way of providing targeted support to the healthcare sector.
– Yee Wee Tang, managing director of Grab Singapore.
How Grab supports S’pore's fight against COVID-19
Since the launch of COVID-19, Grab has taken initiatives to support and ensure the well-being of all users on the platform and to extend help to the larger community in Singapore.
For healthcare professionals, Grab has already launched GrabCare, a dedicated, around-the-clock, on-demand service that enables healthcare professionals to travel seamlessly to and from over 14 medical facilities. The service is currently supported by over 10,000 driver partners.
In addition, Grab supports the donation efforts of Gourmet Food Holdings, the Zouk Group and Motherswork to deliver 2,500 foods to health care workers in April.
The GrabHitch community has also teamed up with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to deliver around 1,200 bento meals to health care workers in polyclinics across the island.
While the communities are joining forces to work on various programs to combat COVID-19, Grab has also contributed $ 60,000 from his COVID-19 community fund to the CDC Student Meals Scheme.
The program offers $ 55 GrabFood vouchers for 12,000 low-income students to purchase subsidized meals from 7,000 participating GrabFood retailers who offer self-pickup.
Grab is also a partner of the People & # 39; s Association Women's Integrated Network Council and the Temasek Foundation to support the Mask Sewn with Love movement by helping volunteers sew 50,000 masks for the needy, including the elderly and children.
Grab said it will continue to work closely with our community to provide our support and further assistance when needed.
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