Beeline to Transport Medical Staff of 2 Tbilisi Hospitals to Fight COVID-19

This week, Beeline, a member of the international group Veon, began to offer transportation of medical personnel of the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and Vakhtang Bochorishvili Clinic to and from their workplaces to contribute to fighting the new coronavirus.

The clinics, where patients infected with COVID-19 are being treated, mostly employ staff from regions of Georgia.

As part of the State of Emergency imposed in the country, public transport service has been halted. Accordingly, Beeline is now providing transportation for the medical personnel of those clinics through a hired transportation company.

After the end of each journey, the vehicles are disinfected, while the transportation of passengers is carried out in accordance with the safety rules established by the state.

“Since the appearance of the new coronavirus, Beeline has been actively taking preventive measures,” said Andrzej Malinowski, Beeline CEO. “We were one of the first companies in Georgia to switch the whole office to working from home, including our call center. We closed all 28 stores across the country, though our clients can still receive all our services online just as conveniently using digital channels, such as the app, website and online chat, as well as the call center. We also took care of up to 2,500 of our customers who were not able to get home in time due to closed borders, and awarded them free GBs in roaming. These are just a few of Beeline’s initiatives carried out in response to the virus outbreak.”

“We believe that apart from taking care of our customers and our employees, it is important to contribute the countrywide effort of fighting COVID-19,” he added. “We inquired into the necessities of the hospitals that are on the frontline of the fight and it turned out the transportation of the medical staff is a burning issue. We hope our decision to provide the medical staff with transportation will leave them with one less thing to worry about and will further support their incredible task of caring for COVID-19 patients. I would like to wish all of our fellow citizens good health and to defeat the virus soon”.

02 April 2020 19:40