Rabat - Drivers of “petit taxis” have launched a campaign to transport patients from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Hospital for free.
Rabat – Drivers of “petit taxis” have launched a campaign to transport patients from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Hospital for free.
According to the state-owned media outlet Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the initiative aims to reconcile the public with taxi drivers in a spirit of solidarity.
Saifallah Idriss, taxi driver and organizer of the campaign in Rabat, declared that customers are at the heart of the business. The initiative results from an effort to increase customer appreciation for ride services.
The organizers intend to coordinate their efforts to spread the initiative to other hospitals and cities as well.
Taxi drivers will transport patients for free every Monday from noon to 5 p.m.
Kebira El Miri, professional driver and participant of the initiative, asserted that the campaign is slowly but positively changing the public opinion. She also said the number of participating drivers is rapidly growing.
Beneficiaries of the free rides expressed their surprise when they were welcomed by taxi drivers at the hospital’s exit. They described the initiative as a great humanitarian effort that should be extended to all of Rabat’s hospitals.
The idea cams from a similar campaign launched last month by Casablanca taxi drivers to express solidarity with less fortunate hospital patients.