Ola users will soon be able to request free oxygen concentrators by giving a few basic details. Once the details are validated, Ola will deliver the oxygen concentrator to the doorstep of the users for free.

Ola will not charge users for the concentrator or its transportation & will take it back from the users once they feel better and no longer require it. The service will start rolling out in Bangalore next week & will expand across India in the coming weeks.

   

Ola announces doorstep delivery of free oxygen concentrators

WHAT?

Ride-hailing company Ola's users will soon be able to request free oxygen concentrators by providing a few basic details. Once the details are validated, Ola will deliver the oxygen concentrator to the doorstep of the users for free.

WHO?

Ola Foundation has partnered with Give India to provide free oxygen concentrators to those in need through the Ola Mobile app.

HOW?

Ola will roll out the service with an initial set of 500 oxygen concentrators in Bangalore. Ola and GiveIndia are said to scale up the number across the country with up to 10,000 units of concentrators in the coming weeks.Ola also covered the COVID-19 vaccination cost for all employees and dependents, as the world continues its fight against the pandemic.

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Ride-hailing and bike-taxi companies like Uber and Rapido have also come forth to assist and help its users in the pandemic. Uber and Rapido offer free rides to eligible users to and from the vaccination centres. Uber users can add promo code 10M21V in the wallet section of their Uber app. Once users enter the code, the Promo will be added to their ride.

Uber has kept the value that each free ride will be a maximum of Rs 150 and a rider is entitled to a maximum of two free rides, to and from the vaccination centre. The final amount that will be displayed on the app will include the discount. Rapido users who are above 45 years of age can avail themselves of the free rides if they get the vaccines from eligible hospitals. The offer will be auto-applied on Rapido Auto ride once the commuter chooses the designated hospitals as their destination and for pickups from these hospitals in Delhi NCR.