Coronavirus: Ola to compensate driver-partners and spouses with up to ₹30,000 if tested positive | HT Tech

Coronavirus: Ola to compensate driver-partners and spouses with up to 30,000 if tested positive

Ola’s driver-partners and their spouses can avail the compensation from the day they get tested positive for COVID-19.

By: HT CORRESPONDENT
| Updated on: Mar 21 2020, 14:31 IST
Ola has announced its plan to compensate driver-partners if tested positive for the coronavirus.
Ola has announced its plan to compensate driver-partners if tested positive for the coronavirus. (Ola)

Ola announced it will offer compensation up to 30,000 to its driver-partners who test positive for the coronavirus. This is available for all of Ola's driver-partners working in 'Ola Bike', 'Ola Auto', 'Ola Rentals' and 'Outstation'.

"This 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," Ola said in a release.

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Ola has also partnered with online doctor consultation app 'Mfine' which its driver-partners can use for free medical help. Each driver-partner is given three free Mfine consultations which they can use for themselves or their family members.

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Ola along with Uber earlier today suspended its ride-sharing services. Ola Share which allows ride-sharing for up to four passengers will not be available in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is also pushing for social distancing with its decision to suspend Ola Share. Similarly, Uber has also suspended its 'Uber Pool' service in the country.

India has so far recorded a total of 258 COVID-19 positive cases with 22 fresh cases reported today.

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First Published Date: 21 Mar, 14:29 IST
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