Free transportation service for physicians, nurses launched

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A free transportation service for caregivers, including doctors and nurses, was introduced in the capital on Wednesday so they could access hospitals quicker and more easily as the government shut down public transit to curb the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak.

A variety of busses and microbuses have been planned to pick up doctors and nurses from their homes and drop them in three shifts at their hospitals — at 8:00am, 2:00pm, and 8:00pm, news agency UNB reports.

In addition to the regular shuttle services, in the event of emergency calls inside the capital, transport will also be provided to the physicians and nurses.

Under the guidance of Health Services Directorate-General, the non-governmental organization ‘The Earth Society’ and the vehicle IT solution company ‘Bondstein Technologies’ jointly took the initiative with the assistance of DBL Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Global Shapers ‘Dhaka Centre, a press release said.

The service was named ‘Crack Platoon Transport Service’ inspired by the famous guerrilla unit called ‘Crack Platoon’ which had conducted a number of heroic commando operations in Dhaka during the country’s 1971 Liberation War.

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