Bengaluru: As the number of coronavirus cases is increasing in the nation, OLA has come up with a new initiative. OLA has introduced free medical help for those driver-partners and their spouses in case they test positive for coronavirus.

Bengaluru-based ride-hailing OLA on March 21 announced that it would cover loss of income for driver-partners and their spouses.

OLA drivers can make a claim for this compensation for themselves or their spouses by providing appropriate medical documents. This coverage comes in with immediate effect and is available for all OLA driver-partners in India across all categories including OLA Bike, OLA Auto, OLA Rentals, and Outstation.  

OLA has partnered with an online doctor consultation app, Mfine, to provide free medical help for driver-partners and their family. The driver partners can unlock three free doctor consultations through the Mfine platform.

The consultations can be availed for themselves or their family members with a code. Anand Subramanian, spokesperson and head of communications, OLA, said it has temporarily suspended the 'OLA Share' category until further notice. 

The company also said that the decision was taken to avoid the spread of coronavirus.