National Health Authority partners with Uber: Dedicated Transport Services for Health care workers

The National Health Authority has partnered with Uber India to provide dedicated transport services to the health care workers that are involved in treating COVID-19 patients.

The Plan

UBER is to facilitate 150 free cars in the major cities such as Kanpur, New Delhi, Patna, Prayagraj, Ghazidabad, Noida and Lucknow. The facility is being launched under the name “UberMEdic Service”. These vehicles are to equipped with a roof to floor plastic enclosing that will act as a protective barrier between the driver and the rider.

National Health Authority

The NHA is the apex body that implements ayushman Bharat. It was established in 2018. The National Health Agency was replaced with National Health Authority. It is governed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Health Minister is the chairperson of the MHA board. There are 11 members in the board.

The authority sets up payment mechanisms for health care workers. It also frames treatment protocols, data privacy rules, fraud prevention, etc.

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