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Lyft announces partnership to help senior citizens visit doc

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New Delhi : American transportation network company Lyft has announced a partnership with the National MedTrans Network that will provide senior citizens in New York City get rides to non-emergency medical appointments.

According to the Tech Crunch, Lyft has introduced a web application called Concierge that allows its partners to call Lyfts online on the behalf of someone who may not have a smartphone to do it themselves.

After the rider’s name, pick-up and drop-off addresses are entered, a Lyft driver will be dispatched when the time comes.

“Around 3.6 million Americans miss or have to delay medical care because they don’t have the transportation to get where they need to go. With this effort, Lyft hopes to help seniors in NYC get used to the lingo their grandkids have been using when they talk about grabbing a Lyft. But more seriously it may also give Lyft an opportunity to see the full potential of Concierge, which could plausibly have major market potential as Lyft for Work looks to increase their partnerships,” Lyft said in a blog post.

“Using transportation-as-a-service like this, the health plans and government agencies we partner with, are significantly reducing fraud, saving costs, and improving the patient experience,” said Billy McKee, president of National Medtrans Network.

San Francisco based Lyft operates in about 65 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles and New York City, with plans to expand domestically and internationally.(ANI)

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