Taipei sets up ‘disease control taxi’ to prevent spread of disease

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/20
By: Ku Chuan and Bill Lin

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) A disease control taxi service, consisting of 50 volunteer drivers from 201507200020t0001Crown Taxi (皇冠車隊), was established Thursday to transport people suspected of having MERS or other new types of disease, Taipei’s Department of Health said Monday.

The goal of the project, launched in cooperation with the city’s Department of Transportation and Crown Taxi, is to prevent MERS or other potentially dangerous diseases from spreading in the community when patients venture out to seek treatment.

The department held an intensive training session on July 14 and will hold another on July 22 to teach the volunteer drivers how to avoid contracting the disease from the passenger and disinfect the car after the passenger is dropped off.     [FULL  STORY]

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