Careem and Uber provide contactless food and medicine delivery in Pakistan amid COVID-19 spread
Amid the spread of COVID-19, ride-hailing service providers in Pakistan, Uber and Careem, have implemented contactless food delivery service to avoid the spread of the virus.
Uber makes it convenient to order essentials
With the current preventative measures being taken in different cities of Pakistan due to the COVID-19 threat, the global ride-hailing giant, Uber, has announced the launch of Uber Delivery in Lahore and Islamabad.
The service has been launched to cater the need for services for basic groceries, medicines, and necessity items for the citizens observing social distancing at their homes.
The company has guided the partner-drivers to undertake standard safety and sanitization measures during and after deliveries, in accordance with the directives issued by local authorities, and the delivery service’s availability will also be subject to the mandate given by them.
Uber Pakistan’s GM Saad N. Pall commented:
“In these difficult times, we are trying our best to prioritize the safety and well-being of the communities we operate in,” He further added, “Basic necessities from local convenience stores will be delivered to the doorstep via the new Uber Delivery option in the app. With this initiative, we intend to offer our services to bring some degree of ease and play our part in standing strong to help contain the spread of the virus, whilst providing drivers on the platform with an earning opportunity.
Uber has endeavored to create multiple economic opportunities that are mutually beneficial to drivers as well as the riders. With the addition of Uber Delivery to its range of services, the company continues to work towards providing convenient mobility solutions, as well as added income possibilities for the drivers, especially during these testing times.
Careem launches food and medicine delivery service
During the challenging COVID times, Careem has announced delivery service so you can easily get groceries, medicines or any other essential items delivered right to your doorstep with ease, ensuring safety and hygiene measures.
Careem has also collaborated with the Government of Punjab and set up a 24/7 helpline called ‘Governor & CM Corona Telemedicine Helpline’ through which you can get in touch with doctors for free consultations and advice.
Telemedicine Helpline Number: 0304 – 1112101
Telemedicine Portal: https://doctors247.online/
How to order via Careem?
- Select ‘Delivery’ in the app
- Select the pick-up location & tap ‘+ details’ to add instructions for your item(s)
- Select drop-off location of your item(s) & tap ‘Chalo’
- Call or text the Captain & share details of your delivery item(s) and have your items delivered right at your location!
The service is currently available in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Sialkot, Abbottabad & Peshawar