37000 drivers benefit from Uber vaccination drive: Vaccine certificates in the app.
The corona epidemic has disrupted people’s lives. Many lost their jobs. India has taken and is still taking many steps to recover from the corona. Uber, on the other hand, has intensified its efforts. India has worked hard to make the ambitious vaccine program a success. As part of that, the company has come up with a program worth Rs 18.5 crore. About 37000 drivers were vaccinated with a single dose and benefit through this program. Uber has introduced a very easy way for all vaccinated car, auto, and moto drivers to upload their vaccine certificates in the app. They have also developed a human verification procedure along with technology to verify the authenticity of the certificate they have uploaded. This will enable drivers who have been vaccinated to be given a quick incentive of Rs 400.
Uber does not think their work is done as soon as the vaccine program is launched. Has been trying to dispel the myth about the vaccine for the past few weeks. For this, the app has conducted messages, education videos, and virtual meetings with medical professionals. Driver education and vaccine compensation are two of the most important. These will not only save drivers from the epidemic but also support the country in dealing with this disaster. In addition, Uber is cooperating with state governments to provide free vaccinations to drivers in Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Bhopal, and Bhubaneswar. The company is in talks with other state governments to support similar initiatives across India.
Mr. Prabhujeet Singh, President, Uber India South Asia spoke on the occasion. He said that the mass vaccination program is outstanding in India’s fight against covid. This makes covid very tight and we are committed to our service on our terms. We want to help riders and drivers get both doses as quickly as possible. On this occasion, we received an excellent response from the drivers. We will continue to support them in such situations. He said the efforts would enhance security on the Uber platform and help India move forward further. Uber did not stop its efforts with the vaccination program alone. To provide cash incentives to vaccinated drivers. Not only the Rs.18.5 crore package. On May 28, 2021, Uber announced a financial assistance program for drivers suffering from covid-19, through which they will be able to avail partial income support for 14 days. If unfortunately .. the driver with covid-19 dies. Offers a one-time support package worth Rs 75,000. This amount will help meet the immediate needs of the driver’s family members.
Drivers are all too happy with the Uber vaccination program. Giriraj Giri, who has been working as an Uber driver for 3 years, has completed two doses of the vaccine. After the completion of the vaccine, he was given Rs. 800 also arrived. Speaking on the occasion, Giriraj Giri said, “This epidemic poses many challenges financially and psychologically. I must not stop earning if I want to feed my family. However, the vaccine must be completed at the same time. But it was not as easy as I thought but this time Uber stood by us. Uber not only vaccinated me for free but also gave me a cash prize. I’m taking rides more confidently now and the riders are also reassured when I realize I’m fully vaccinated. Come to the ride. Thereby the situation improves and the chance of earning also increases. All I can say to my fellow drivers is to take a single dose of the vaccine. That fact must be taken into account. “
Uber has been supporting India in its fight against covid since the outbreak. In March this year, Uber offered free rides worth Rs 10 crore. This allowed people to go to their nearest vaccine center and get the vaccine.