360Ride, a Bengaluru-based start-up that offers a ride-sharing platform for personal vehicle owners, today announced the launch of ‘Doctor on-Wheels’ campaign, to promote health and hygiene practices in villages around Bangalore, Delhi & NCR.
The Doctor on-Wheels campaign will reach out to possible villages like Nelanmangala, Hosakote and Anekal around Bangalore; and Narela, Alipur, and Najafgarh around Delhi & NCR. The campaign will use the services of doctors registered on the 360Ride sharing platform.
360Ride will organize a day-long Free Health Check-up & a Knowledge Sharing Session on benefits of Healthy Hygiene Practices. A local school will be identified, which will be used as a venue for the campaign. The first hundred registered people from these villages will be given a free hand wash to encourage them to follow the healthy hygiene practices conveyed during the session. The Knowledge Sharing Sessions will be handled by trained registered doctors. The initiative will be implemented during the month of May 16 – May 22, 2016.
According to World Bank, India loses Rs. 24,000 cr. annually due to lack of hygiene. The cost of treatment for diseases due to poor hygiene was estimated at over Rs. 17,000 crore. Worldwide, millions of people are infected with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), many of which are water or hygiene-related, such as Guinea Worm Disease, Buruli Ulcer, Trachoma, and Schistosomiasis. These diseases are most often found in places with unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, and insufficient hygiene practices.
Speaking about the campaign Lokesh Bevara, CEO and Co-founder, 360Ride said, “We are excited to announce ‘Doctor on-Wheels’ Campaign from 360Ride to bring about hygiene and health awareness messages to the nearby villages of Bengaluru, Delhi & NCR. We will strive to reach out and educate over 4000 people in these areas. The idea is to make each one of them understand healthy hygiene practices.”
Headquartered in Bengaluru, 360Ride is a ride-sharing platform for two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers. It’s real-time, ride-share technology platform enables users to share a ride on a car, bike, auto and taxi for travelling within the city, to the airport or intercity with verified users only. It takes pride in being convenient, cost effective and safest; with its stringent verification process. Only verified users can post a ride on the ride-sharing platform. Founded in 2012, 360Ride is a start-up by first-generation entrepreneurs, Lokesh Bevara and Varaprasad Moida.