CAREEM SHAKES HANDS WITH EDHI FOUNDATION TO ADD AMBULANCE SERVICES
KARACHI: Ride-hailing giant Careem has announced its partnership with Edhi Foundation to provide ambulance services in the country.
The customers of the ride-hailing app can now make a ‘later’ booking for the service. Just by clicking on the ambulance category.
They will then receive a booking confirmation. As well the ambulance will arrive at the designated location at the time the ambulance is booked for.
With this component, Careem “expects to improve rescue vehicle administrations through its stage in this manner lessening the vital entry time of an emergency vehicle to the patient.”
It’s essential to take note off, that the administration took off is just constrained to non-crisis circumstances and would just assume a part in exchanging patients that are not basic.
Careem looks to ensure its role in community outreach. Also the launch of this ambulance service with Edhi Foundation is another initiative in that direction. Careem customers will now be able to call a non-emergency ambulance through their app for patient transport services and hospital pick and drop. The service will initially be launch in Karachi, however, it will soon be expand to other cities as well. Careem will not be charging anything for this and the users will only pay Edhi Foundation for its services.
Junaid Iqbal — Managing Director of Careem, Pakistan — said:
“Our mission is to make people’s lives simpler by providing them with a variety of convenient transportation solutions that respond to local needs. Quick availability of ambulance is a pressing concern and we look to facilitate our users through technology,”
On the occasion, Faisal Edhi, son of Abdus Sattar Edhi and Head of Edhi Foundation said:
‘We are always looking to improve things in terms of efficiency and accessibility. This partnership will give Edhi Foundation the chance to use technology to further optimize our services. I appreciate Careem’s effort in this regard and mm hopeful the project will help us ensure that we can provide more expansive services to the people.’
For this online connectivity using Careem’s app the customers would not be charge. Although they would pay to only Edhi Foundation for hired services, Naqvi added. “The service at the moment is available in Karachi only and soon country’s other cities would also be connect.”
With continuous category expansion, Careem is changing the technology landscape in Pakistan. Careem has always stood up for welfare causes. And the launch of ambulance category with Edhi Foundation is a prominent example of the same.
We hope this bond of Careem and Edhi Foundation would become more strong with the passage of time. And then be able to help more needy people in case of emergency.