Bolt to offer free rides for pregnant women
Bolt a ride-hailing app has announced a mega boost to expectant mothers as it will offer them free rides during curfew hours.
Bolt Country Manager Ola Akinnusi, announced that the campaign dubbed Wheels for Life is set to hep pregnant women within Nairobi to access health facilities during curfew hours.
The ride sharing app has partnered with the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to ensure the program is successful.
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“The partnership dubbed Wheels for Life will see expectant women within Nairobi and its environs get free rides from their homes to the approved health facilities through Bolt for Business account that will be managed by the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA),” Bolt said in the statement.
Mr. Akinnusi noted that expectant ladies will be offered free transport to their hospital of choice. The campaign also covers any emergencies related to Labour.
“The status of curfew has created anxiety among expectant women should labour ensue during the night. There is thus an urgent need for proper systems to be in place to support them during pregnancy-related emergencies. Our aim is to facilitate the movement of expectant mothers during emergencies related to labour from their homes to the approved health facility of their choice in a safe, convenient and timely manner. This is why we have a partnership that will see many expectant mothers get free rides to the hospitals throughout the curfew hours,” said Akinnusi .
Bolt will use its existing call centers that will be managed by medical personnel who will be able to access the situation. Those in need of the service will be required to call a toll-free line (1196).