Ola to pay Rs. 30,000 to drivers who test positive

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Ola, home-grown mobility platform and ride-hailing firm said it would cover loss of income of driver-partners and their spouses in case they test positive for COVID-19.

They shall be covered by a floater sum of Rs. 30,000 under which they can receive a compensation of Rs. 1,000 per day for a maximum of 21 days for an individual from the date of a positive diagnosis for COVID-19, as per a company statement on Saturday.

“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,” said Ola.

The financial assistance would cover hospital and home quarantine prescribed by a qualified medical practitioner. Drivers or their spouces can claim for this compensation, supported by appropriate medical documents.

Ola has also entered into an Online Doctor Consultation App, Mfine, to provide free medical help for driver-partners and their family members. Every driver-partner can unlock three free doctor consultations through the Mfine platform which they can avail for themselves or their family members. Mfine has a pool of over 500 leading doctors from across the country.

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