A free transport service for caregivers, including doctors and nurses, was launched on Wednesday so that they can conveniently go to hospitals at a time when the country is fighting coronavirus.
A number of busses and microbuses have been arranged to pick them up from their homes and drop them at their respective hospitals in three shifts -- 8am, 2pm and 8pm -- in a day in the capital.
Apart from the scheduled shuttle services, transport will also be provided for the doctors and nurses in case of emergency calls within the capital, said a press release.
Under the supervision of Directorate General of Health Services, this initiative was jointly arranged by nongovernmental organisation 'The Earth Society' and vehicle IT solution firm 'Bondstein Technologies', with support from DBL Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Dhaka Hub of Global Shapers.
The service was named as 'Crack Platoon Transport Service' inspired by the famous guerrilla unit named 'Crack Platoon' that had conducted a number of heroic commando operations in Dhaka during the War of Liberation in 1971.
Over 250 doctors and caregivers have so far registered on the website to avail the service. Any doctor or caregiver in need of the service can register through the website – bit.ly/crackplatoontransport - or call the hotline number – 09639595959.