Kyoto taxi company Furusato Kotsu is providing specifically-trained drivers to accommodate women making trips to the hospital

An Uber-like service specifically for pregnant women has launched in Tokyo. Kyoto taxi company, Furusato Kotsu is providing specifically trained drivers to accommodate pregnant women making trips to the hospital.

The service, called Sankyu in Japanese, provides its drivers classes from midwives on different methods to make expectant mothers more comfortable during their car-ride. All Sankyu cars have a pregnancy kit that includes towels and waterproof sheets in case labor starts.

Kyoto government is liking the new concept, saying it saves potential ambulance costs and also frees them up for other patients with different needs.

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