A free taxi for patients with suspected coronavirus was launched in Syktyvkar. The machines will help deliver patients from home to the doctor and back, said the head of the region, Vladimir Uyba.
We have a free taxi for the delivery of patients, this is an innovative system, we are the first in the country to launch it,”he said live on the VKontakte social network.
According to him, since December 1, a contract for the operation of 20 cars has been signed in the capital of the republic. Taxi drivers work on calls from call centers in clinics.
The patient calls the call center, calls the doctor at home, and if his condition is satisfactory, he is offered to come to the doctor's appointment at the clinic himself, they send a taxi car to pick him up, '' the politician said.
All drivers have passed a special selection - they are young healthy people without chronic diseases. The older drivers were not hired as they could be at risk. The workers were given a "good" rate, he added, without saying exactly how much the drivers were paid.
When a doctor sits in the clinic at a reception, he is fully dressed and protected, which, of course, cannot be provided on calls - in front of each apartment he will not be able to completely change his clothes. We thought that this would double the efficiency of the doctor if he works on the spot, - he stressed.
The system operates six days a week from 8:00 to 20:00 local time. Calls on Sunday are either postponed to Monday or are handled by ambulance teams. In the near future, a free taxi will also be launched in Ukhta and Vorkuta.
Earlier, the Communists of Russia party asked the government to introduce incentive bonuses in the amount of 20 thousand rubles to cashiers, sellers and taxi drivers for work during the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal was sent to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, NEWS.ru wrote.