Uber to conduct free medical checkups

Uber to conduct free medical checkups

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A day after cab aggregator Ola set up a council to enhance road safety in the country, rival Uber announced a slew of similar programmes.

In a press release, Uber said it would conduct free medical and eye check-ups for over 4.5 lakh driver partners over the next six months.

Development of learning aids on road safety for those enrolled in driving schools, including Driver Training Institutes (DTIs) run by the government is another initiative.

"Uber will sensitise drivers operating across four-wheelers, two-wheelers and auto rickshaws in over 200 driving schools across the country," the release said.

On Wednesday, Ola announced that it would conduct eye check-ups and gender sensitisation training for 10 lakh drivers on its platform and provide first responder training to 1 lakh of them in the next two years.

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