PicMe App Investment is relying on technology to provide real time and cost effective transport means to city dwellers both on smart phones and ordinary phones through sms in five divisions of Kampala.
Presenting their free ride as activations exercise to popularize their services in Kampala to day PicMe App Investment Managing Director Howard Tugume appealed to the general public to embrace usage of their services to improve transport safety and traffic in Kampala.
“Our Pic Me App is integrates both smartphone users and ordinary pone through sms platform. We urge the public to embrace our services to easy their transport in Kampala and improve their safety and health,”
PicMe App which will be launched in the next two weeks will join the likes of Uber, safe boda, Taxify,T ugenda and other individual riders in transporting the general public.
Currently PicMe App Investment is rolling out their recruitment and registration of riders and designating e-stages where they intend to operate in the city in abid to improve safety of passengers.
According to Police records, every day people are injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and bicycle accidents. Some accidents are severe and cause injuries that can last a lifetime, such as back and neck injuries, paralysis, loss of limbs, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even death.
Mulago Hospital spokesperson, Enock Kusasira, said the number of victims registered is high compared to normal days.
“We usually register 30 accident victims on a daily basis. The number of road traffic accident has increased because people usually drive recklessly during such celebrations,’’ Kusasira said.
He added that all the victims have been examined and some of them have undergone surgeries, while others are being treated. Kusasira said most of the victims admitted were involved in bodaboda accidents.
According to the Ministry of health Management Information System 2015/2016, injuries accounted for 768,645 out of 53,561,472 total outpatient cases.
At Mulago Hospital, majority of the injury cases registered are caused by boda-boda cyclists. In 2013, the Makerere University College of Health Sciences revealed that Mulago Hospital spends sh1.5b on treating bodaboda victims every year.
“When weighed against the annual budget allocation of about sh2.4b to the directorate of surgery, this translates to 62.5%.”
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