ION Partners with University Hospital Sharjah to provide sustainable solutions
Trips are being conducted to facilitate patient and medical staff transportation, and deliveries and distribution solutions
UAE-based sustainable mobility solutions provider ION, which is a joint venture between Bee’ah and CE-Creates, has partnered with University Hospital Sharjah to use ION’s fleet of electric vehicles to provide sustainable transportation services for its medical logistics and transportation needs across the emirate.
Trips are being conducted to facilitate patient and medical staff transportation, in addition to deliveries and distribution solutions, with plans to expand ION’s offerings to meet future demand.
Commenting on the service, group chief executive officer of Bee'ah and chairman of ION, HE Khaled Al Huraimel, said: “Through our agreement with University Hospital Sharjah, ION is performing an essential service for the healthcare industry with efficiency, safety and sustainability in mind.”
Speaking about the agreement, director of CE-Creates, Samer Choucair, said: “From the outset, ION has been helping alleviate the impact of COVID-19 through the deployment of its electric vehicle fleet serving the medical community in Sharjah and beyond. We remain committed to empowering our healthcare heroes and communities during these complex times, while contributing to environmental conservation.”
As part of the agreement with University Hospital Sharjah, ION has also developed an on-demand ride hailing and dispatch solution for transportation and deliveries. It is also maintaining all shipment records, with dedicated supervisory support and a platform dashboard to monitor daily progress. In keeping with stringent safety standards, ION disinfects its vehicles before and after each journey, and its drivers have been trained on health and safety protocols.
The chief executive officer of University Hospital Sharjah, Dr. Ali Obaid Al Ali, said: “Together with our team of healthcare professionals, we continue to maintain the highest standards of service as we safeguard the health of communities in Sharjah. By utilising ION’s sustainable transport solutions, we are enhancing the quality and efficiency of our services while easing healthcare access to residents and healthcare professionals across the emirate.”