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Said Amit Jain, President, UBER India, “Healthcare plays a vital role in enhancing people’s lives, something UBER is dedicated and deeply committed to. Furthering...

Said Amit Jain, President, UBER India, “Healthcare plays a vital role in enhancing people’s lives, something UBER is dedicated and deeply committed to. Furthering our association with OXXY, I’m proud that we will now be able to provide quality and affordable healthcare to the millions of UBER driver partners and riders in the country, a problem that’s been persistent so far.”

Pankaj Gupta, Founder OXXYsays “A 360 degree healthcare should have been started in the country long back. Goes without saying healthcare should be transparent, convenient and affordable for all. It’s the need of the hour. We are delighted to extend this partnership to include health benefits too, with UBER, a company that cares about healthcare, as much as we do.

UBER, the technology company that has transformed urban mobility for millions, today announced an extension of its association with OXXY. In March, UBER and Oxxy joined hands to provide free rides to and from any hospital, diagnostic and Path lab. The extended partnership will now include free health checkups* and subsidized medical rates for OXXY’s gamut of services,forall UBER driver-partners and riders in 18 cities across India.

OXXY is India’s largest healthcare network has over 100,000 centres including hospitals, disgnostic and pathological laboratories, spread across 1500 cities in India. India is already the largest geographic market for UBER after the US and the advantages of this alliance will automaticallly be available for driver partners and riders in every new city UBER launches in as well.

Starting 15thJuly, 2015, UBER users can dial OXXY 09999-000-102 or log on to www.oxxy.in to avail this service. The customer support team will be available 24×7.

 

*First medical checkup is free. Subsequent checkups will be highly subsidized.

Please Note: Health checkups include blood tests that comprise a combination of sugar tests, cholesterol, thyroid, eye, dental and BMI to name a few. The combinations might change depending upon the area and the city.

The estimated healthcare expenditure in India in 2013 was estimated at $96.3 billion which constituted almost 5% of the GDP. With a growth rate of ~12%, this number is expected to cross $195 billion in the next three years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 33 percent of Indian health care expenditures in 2012 came from government sources. Of the remaining private spending, around 86 percent was OOP (out of pocket).