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COVID: Ola offers coverage of up to Rs 30,000 for driver-partners

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Ride-hailing major Ola on Saturday announced all eligible company’s driver-partners and their spouses if diagnosed positive for COVID-19 shall be covered by a sum of Rs 30,000 under which they can receive a compensation of Rs 1,000 per day for a maximum of 21 days.

“The outbreak of COVID-19 poses a risk of impacting the health and livelihoods of millions across the country including that of our driver-partners and their families. Through our tailored insurance offering, we are able to help driver-partners and their spouses, through assured financial support if they are diagnosed with COVID-19,” Anand Subramanian, Spokesperson and Head of Communications, Ola said in a statement.

This amount will include hospital and home quarantine prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner, as approved by the Government norms from time to time.

Drivers can make a claim for this compensation for themselves and (or) their spouse by providing appropriate medical documents.

This coverage comes in with immediate effect and is available for all Ola driver-partners in India across all categories including Ola Bike, Ola Auto, Ola Rentals and Outstation.

The company has also partnered with a leading Online Doctor Consultation App, Mfine, to provide free medical help for driver-partners and their family members.

Additionally, the company has limited availability of vehicles to support essential and emergency travel during Janata Curfew from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

–IANS

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