New Delhi, Jan 10: Taking a serious note about the casualties due to road accidents International giant Uber has announced its partnership with Apollo Hospitals to implement a road safety training programme for its driver-partners in 29 cities across the country.
The decision has been taken during the interactive session organised by of Road Transport and Highways and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) where Uber has decided to tie up with Apollo Hospitals.
Informing about decision Head of Public Policy, Uber India, Shweta Rajpal Kohli said, "The partnership with Apollo Hospitals will allow everyone on the Uber platform to develop the competence for providing essential first-aid and medical assistance to those in need,"
According to the Uber officials, Drives would be trained with the series of training videos for handling the situations of road accidents. The training will be provided in English and one regional language.
It further stated that the doctors from Apollo Hospitals will conduct two-week online training sessions at the partner support centres in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai and will certify driver-partners who successfully complete the training.
Apollo Hospital to provide near about 8,000 first-aid medical kits to enable driver-partners to provide medical assistance to riders in times of need. Uber is also planning to reach out to its rider and driver base to spread awareness about the safety guidelines.