Free taxi transfer for Covid-19 patients


The pandemic has slowed the global economy and constrained those who are in the workforce from making a sustainable living. To provide assistance to those in financial hardship and suffering from Covid-19, businesses in Thailand have been lending a helping hand.

One noble example is transporting for Covid-19 patients around Bangkok medical facilities with no charge.

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Free transfers between Rajavithi Hospital and other Bangkok medical facilities


Rajavithi Hospital a taxi service that transports Covid-19 patients at their hospital to other medical facilities around Bangkok, reported by The Thaiger.

The service is available in these five time slots:

  1. 9AM – 11AM
  2. 11AM – 1PM
  3. 1PM – 3PM
  4. 3PM – 5PM
  5. 5PM – 7PM

Patients are required to reserve their spot one day prior to the anticipated transfer date through a pre-booking form or by scanning a QR code on the hospital’s pamphlet.

Rajavithi Hospital Offers Free Taxi Service For Covid-19 Patients To Other Hospitals In Bangkok
Hospital’s pamphlet with QR Code
Image credit: The Thaiger

Whilst transferring the patients, the taxis will follow the below safety measure to reduce the spread of the virus:

  1. No air conditioning
  2. Windows to remain open at all times
  3. Patients need to leave and enter the vehicle on their own
  4. Covid-19 patients will be shielded off between the driver through a partition
  5. Maximum of two patients are permitted per ride
  6. Patients are only allowed to take maximum of two luggages
  7. Drivers are required to follow the Covid-19 measures accordingly

Netizens give round of applause 


Recently, Smart Taxi.,Ltd shared images of Covid-19 patients using the service on Facebook; the post went viral – there were 16K shares and 10K likes within 20 hours from 29th April 2021.

Rajavithi Hospital Offers Free Taxi Service For Covid-19 Patients To Other Hospitals In Bangkok
Screenshot: Smart Taxi.,Ltd

Translation:

You guys are heroes. You used to be only drivers but now you’re medical heroes. This is truly helpful in serving the community whilst others are in need of help. What a great sight to see Covid-19 patients being happy and giving out a huge smile.

Rajavithi Hospital Offers Free Taxi Service For Covid-19 Patients To Other Hospitals In Bangkok
Screenshot: Smart Taxi.,Ltd

Translation:

I’d like to transfer gas money to these drivers.

Rajavithi Hospital Offers Free Taxi Service For Covid-19 Patients To Other Hospitals In Bangkok

 Screenshot: Smart Taxi.,Ltd

Translation:

I want to donate some money for their gas as well.

Rajavithi Hospital Offers Free Taxi Service For Covid-19 Patients To Other Hospitals In Bangkok

Screenshot: Smart Taxi.,Ltd

Translation:

Our page sells disinfectants, and I want to donate some.


Unified against coronavirus


In the midst of Covid-19, Thais have demonstrated a strong sense of community and unity; it’s truly heartwarming to see that people have come together to battle such an unprecedented global crisis. 


Cover images adapted from: Smart Taxi.,Ltd

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