Hyderabad, July 24: With an aim to help patients for easy travel, a Hyderabad based nonprofit organisation Helping Hand Foundation (HHF) has launched travel facilities titled ‘Humsafar’ which will take patience from government hospitals to the nearest public transport facility. ‘Humsafar’ has been collaborating with cab aggregators OLA and Uber.
The project will be providing free transport facilities to below poverty line patients hospital to the nearest public transport points like railway stations, bus depots within the city. The project is launched in Hyderabad’s MNJ Cancer Hospital, Osmania General Hospital and Gandhi Hospital.
These free transport facilities will also be provided to those attendees who need to travel to CM Camp Office to apply for Arogyasri services and CM Relief Fund.
HHF founder Mujtaba Hasan Askari stated, “We have also sent proposals to offer similar facilities at NIMS, Niloufer, Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj and Area Hospitals. Our surveys at government hospitals have indicated that patients end up spending a lot of money on transport and we aim to cut down this expenditure”.
In order to avail cab services to the patients or attendees, the request will be routed through HHF volunteers who will book cabs on behalf of them.
Askari also informed, “To raise funds for the project, we plan to take the crowd funding route. We believe this facility will reduce the burden of travel for BPL families in hospitals”.