Chennai: Community networks have emerged as a lifeline during the pandemic as people stepped up to extend support, volunteer or offer services to communities they live in.
To help meet essential travel and medical assistance needs during the pandemic, MakeMyTrip foundation has launched CoviRide, an open, peer-to-peer community platform designed to help individuals, organisations and larger community to seek and provide transport related assistance during this difficult time.
Available on mobile web and desktop, the community platform aims to solve for one of the biggest challenges of finding transport options (intercity or intracity) including ambulance services for Covid-19 infected patients.
Additionally, it helps user locate a ride to a vaccination centre, drive through oxygen centres, to and from the hospital and for medical equipment transfer such as oxygen cylinder, concentrator, medicines, among others.
Updated real-time, the platform enables private vendors and organisations to reach out to users directly as soon as a transport related query matches their service. Further the ‘Offer a ride’ feature allows individuals to volunteer and offer a ride to anyone in need for any transport assistance.