India is going through a devastating second wave of COVID-19 and the number of cases is not ready to stop anytime soon. The shortage of oxygen concentrators has become a major concern in the country. Looking at the vial COVID-19 scenario in the country Ola has announced to start a free delivery and pick up of oxygen concentrators through the Ola app during these unprecedented times. The online cab service providers have joined hands with GiveIndia Foundation for the O2forIndia initiative. According to the company, this step is taken to deliver free and easy access to oxygen concentrators to the ones who are in need.
Ola Started Free Pick up and Drop Oxygen Concentrators Service
The doorstep service is introduced to help the ones who are suffering the COVID-19 as the cases in India are breaking all the records of the first wave. The second wave of COVID-19 seems to be more disastrous than the first one, the death toll has already crossed 200,000 deaths in the country.
“We must come together and help our communities during these unprecedented times. Today we’re announcing the O2forIndia initiative in partnership with @GiveIndia to provide free and easy access to oxygen concentrators to those in need,” reads Bhavish Aggarwal’s tweet.
You can request for concentrators on the Ola app. Once validated, we will deliver it to your doorstep and pick it up back once you no longer need it. Concentrator and transportation are both free. #O2forIndia 2/3
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) May 10, 2021
Further, in the same thread, Bhavish the co-founder of Ola said that initially the service will start in Bangalore and soon in the upcoming weeks it will be expanding the services in different cities across the country. “We hope this initiative brings much-needed support during these very difficult times and helps in mitigating the pain and the anxiety among those impacted,” he added.
As mentioned above the biggest issue with the second wave of COVID-19 is the availability of oxygen concentrators and cylinders. With the new service, Ola is allowing people to seek free delivery of oxygen concentrators through the app. Pick up and delivery both are free for people in Bangalore where the company has started the service.
“You can request for concentrators on the Ola app. Once validated, we will deliver it to your doorstep and pick it up back once you no longer need it. Concentrator and transportation are both free,” reads Bhavish’s reply on the thread.
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