Indian Uber drivers to undergo lifesaving training

Drivers will learn CPR and first-aid for medical, trauma and environmental emergencies

By EMS1 Staff

HYDERABAD, India  — Uber drivers in India will be more than transportation services  — they’ll be trained in first aid as well.

Uber officials announced Monday that they will be teaming up with a hospital chain and ambulance agency to train Uber drivers in first aid, reported the Times of India

“Call Ambulance in partnership with Continental Hospitals and over 50 other Hyderabad-based partner hospitals will facilitate a training program that will enable Uber driver partners to learn ‘lifesaving skills,’ including providing rescue chest compressions and first aid for medical, trauma and environmental emergencies,” Uber said in a press release. 

Uber drivers will become part of the ‘100K First Responders’ network, and will be able to assist during a medical emergency. 

“Through this partnership … our driver partners will be better equipped to handle basic emergency and lifesaving situations through professional training, that we believe is necessary and a skill that is more useful and helpful for our driver partners to have,” Deepak Reddy, the Uber general manager in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh said during the partnership launch. 

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