Grab announces a joint partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to help provide patients and visitors with a more convenient door-to-door transport service and help alleviate parking congestion in selected hospitals nationwide. The partnership was announced and officiated at Hospital Serdang, one of the participating hospitals, in the presence of Datuk Mohd Shafiq bin Abdullah, Deputy Secretary General (Finance), Ministry of Health, and Amri Sham, Head of Public and Government Affairs, Grab Malaysia.
As part of the partnership between the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Grab will be implementing Grab Pick Up and Drop Off zones. There will be designated pick-up and drop-off signage at the hospitals and also locations in the app to help users to key in the right location. There will also be exclusive promo codes for new Grab users and current users that entitles them to RM4 off x 4 rides and RM4 off x 2 rides respectively.
Amri Sham, Head of Public and Government Affairs Grab Malaysia says, “As a truly Malaysian company, the transport needs of the people have always been at the top of our minds since our early days as MyTeksi. We are therefore honoured to work alongside the Ministry of Health to help serve the community. In addition, by providing a more convenient transport service and with designated pick-up and drop-off areas. Our aim is to be able to work with more government and public agencies and services to help better serve our community.”
There are 16 hospitals which are currently part of the programme. These include, Hospital Ampang, Hospital Kajang, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Serdang, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Putrajaya, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Hospital Queen Elizabeth II, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Hospital Georgetown Pulau Pinang, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Hospital Tuanku Jaafar and Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah.
The year-long initiative will be rolled out to the hospitals effective April 2018.