The Integrated Transport Center, the Auto Sharing Application (ekar) and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company launched an initiative to offer free month-long car rental for healthcare professionals in Abu Dhabi.
The initiative indicates recognition of the huge efforts made by health care workers to combat the virus, and aims to reduce some of the burden of health care workers.
"This initiative represents cooperation between the government and the private sector in combating the outbreak of Covid 19, and provides support to health care professionals' efforts to reduce the disease," the International Trade Center said in a statement.
“The initiative presented to healthcare providers in coordination with ekar and SEHA, is an integral part of the support dedicated by ITC to facilitate the movement of healthcare providers. The center recently launched a bus service on demand through the smart application,“ Abu Dhabi Healthcare Link, ”provides They have free transportation in their daily transportation between home and office under the current conditions where traffic is restricted. "
Wilhelm Heidberg, founder and CEO of ekar, said: "Ekar has evolved into a basic form of daily travel mobility. During these unknown times, we want to make sure that we support the country's key workers, and those who need to travel can do this safely in their own car." "To reach where they need it most, this initiative is a symbol of little appreciation for all SEHA employees for their huge sacrifices and tremendous efforts."
The service can be accessed by downloading the ekar app from the Apple Store or Google Play, and registering with an Emirates ID and driver’s license details. After that, an email address "Show Healthcare Heroes" with a copy of the employee ID should be sent to [email protected] The account will then be activated and the car will be delivered to the desired location.
A limited number of cars are available as part of this initiative. However, Ikar also offers a discount of AED 200 for health care professionals who book a monthly rental for one or more cars.