Free Transport Service For Doctors and Nurses In Dhaka2 min read
On April 1, free transport service for medical service providers including doctors and nurses has been launched. To explain, This service aimed to facilitate the faster and convenient movement of the caregivers meanwhile Coronavirus outbreak.
Thus, it will serve in three shifts in a day to pick and drop them from their home to workplaces. In particular, The Crack Platoon Transport Service serves every six hours at 8 am 2 pm and 8 pm at night. Above all, UNB stated in a press release, they will provide transport for the doctors and nurses in emergency calls within Dhaka.
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Therefore, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Abul Kalam Azad and Senior VP of Swadhinata Chikitshok Parishad Dr. Md Jamal Uddin Chowdhury inaugurated the service. This is a joint initiative of The Earth Society and Bondstein Technologies under the supervision of the DGHS. Alongside them, DBL Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Dhaka Hub of Global Shapers are playing a major role to support the transport service.
The name of the service is inspired by the famous guerrilla unit named ‘Crack Platoon’ which had conducted a number of heroic commando operations in Dhaka during the liberation war.
So far, more than 250 doctors and caregivers have already registered for the service. A number of buses and microbuses are available to pick up doctors and nurses. The service would continue until the ban on public transports would remain.
According to Mohammad Sadequl Arefeen (CO-Founder: The Earth Society), transport is a major concern for healthcare providers at this time of crisis. Hence, the transport service intends to help them out. In addition to that, our online registration and call center is available to our users around the clock. They also disinfect the busses and microbuses diligently.
Doctors or caregivers in need of the service can register through the website:
Or call the hotline number – 09639595959.
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