A famous Florida rapper has teamed up with a Miami doctor to make it easier for the city's minority community to get tested for COVID-19. Flo Rida's Asktabs Mobile Wellness Center was officially launched today with Dr. George Tabi. The primary goal is to ramp up testing and get businesses back up and running.
"Me and my team wanted to do our part in bringing back the city to its feet sooner and most importantly stronger," the rapper said in a Twitter post announcing the effort.
Both Flo Rida and Dr. Tabi pitched in to fund the mobile testing effort, which cost around $1.5 million, according to TMZ.
The testing unit will employ 14 people who will work to get help heal Miami's ailing economy. Asktabs Mobile Wellness center will be able to test up to 1,500 people per day, and the clinic-on-wheels began testing individuals for COVID-19 last week.
While the center will be open to anyone wanting a test, it will be parked at numerous businesses to test employees throughout the county.
Me and my team wanted to do our part in bringing back the city to its feet sooner and most importantly stronger! Th… https://t.co/HChd6r9pcq— FLO RIDA (@FLO RIDA)1590590371.0
This isn't the first time Flo Rida and Dr. Tabi have teamed up for a health initiative. The two launched and promoted Jet Setter back in 2019, a vitamin gummy that is CBD infused and boosts the immune system.
According to their site, patients can expect to be seen and treated in under an hour. Also, they will provide other healthcare services, including filling prescriptions, lab testing, EKG, and on-site Ultrasound.
The mobile testing truck will not be limited to Miami-Dade county. The duo has taken their test-on-wheels to other Florida areas such as Indian River, Palm Beach, and Broward. The exact routes have not been revealed.