Cartrack subsidises solutions for Singapore Red Cross’ TransportAid
By Digital News Asia January 6, 2016
- Vital service for vulnerable people in Singapore to access healthcare
- Subsidy also being offered to other non-emergency ambulance providers
SOUTH African-founded Cartrack announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Singapore Red Cross to provide its fleet management solutions at a subsidised rate for the latter’s TransportAid service.
With the technology, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) can deploy telematics tracking devices on its TransportAid fleet of transporters, which helps the elderly and disabled from low-income homes get to and from their healthcare service facilities, such as medical treatments, rehabilitation and day activity centres, Cartrack said in a statement.
“Red Cross TransportAid is a vital service for vulnerable people in Singapore to access healthcare,” said Lim Theam Poh, SRC Deputy Secretary General (Administration).
“Cartrack's technology solution will enable the optimisation of our fleet deployment,” he added.
SRC will be able to leverage telematics technology to track and monitor its fleet through Cartrack’s dedicated web dashboard and mobile application.
Besides gaining real time visibility on the location of each ambulance, SRC can also make data-driven decisions on route planning, as well as vehicle upkeep and servicing – optimising fuel consumption, and ensuring the safety of drivers and passengers, Cartrack declared.
“We are very pleased to partner with SRC and make our little contribution to the community,” said Cartrack Singapore chief executive officer Evert Ong.
“With the many life-sustaining trips that the SRC TransportAid provides, we believe that better planning and managing of its logistics and transportation resources will help it improve overall operational efficiency,” he added.
Cartrack is now extending this special subsidised rate offering to all non-emergency ambulance providers under the SCDF’s 1777 Medical Services. Other ambulance operators which have joined the programme include Hope Ambulance Services.
Ambulance fleet owners can contact Cartrack by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.cartrack.sg for more information.
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