By Cynthia Ang
AXA Egypt has collaborated with Uber and Uber Eats to provide 20,000 free trips and meals to frontline healthcare workers. The move comes after close collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population to ease the burden of healthcare workers in four quarantine hospitals in Cairo and Alexandria.
This commitment comes as part of Uber’s global pledge to help healthcare workers and communities in need to ‘Move What Matters’ and to support the public authorities and cities as they work to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uber, along with its insurance partner AXA Egypt, will commit free trips up to EGP80 ($5) each, to help medics get to and from work and to support their families’ commute, while Uber Eats is committing free meals up to EGP100 each.
Uber Egypt GM Ahmed Khalil said, “It is our role to help the society by providing relief, especially to the medics who work tirelessly to fight COVID-19. The Ministry of Health and Population has welcomed the collaboration, and by joining forces with AXA Egypt, we are able to support the many frontliners. I am proud to launch this collaborative programme, and we will continue to look at ways to bring industries together, so that we can all unite in supporting Egypt at this critical time.”
AXA Egypt board member and deputy CEO Khaled ElShaarany said, “Our integral role extends beyond protection to our customers to fulfil our role as a responsible insurer that plays a vital role in healthcare protection in our society. We are pleased that this initiative enables us to show gratitude to the healthcare workers in the front lines and provide them with additional support to address their needs and further induce their prevention measures in this challenging time.”
While supporting healthcare workers, the safety of everyone who uses the Uber apps remains a priority. Therefore, it has launched a new feature that would give drivers on the platform the choice to opt in or out when driving medics, and for full transparency, those who join the cause will receive a clear message when their upcoming rider is a healthcare worker.
Asia Insurance Review