by NURUL SUHAIDI / pic by TMR FILE
OYO Hotels & Homes is expanding its initiative as a transit centre for medical workers treating Covid-19 cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (KL) following a successful pilot programme.
This time, the company is offering a 60% discount on over 200 rooms to mobilise more medical personnel to recharge at OYO hotels in KL and Selangor.
Earlier, OYO Hotels & Homes had run a pilot project collaborating with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team at selected pilot hospitals to welcome a comfortable environment for frontliners to recuperate after their daily struggle at the hospitals.
This initiative involves nine government hospitals across Selangor namely in Ampang, Banting, Kajang, Klang, Kuala Kubu Baru, Selayang, Serdang, Shah Alam, Sungai Buloh and the latest addition to the programme is Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
The medical staff from these hospitals are welcome to the facilities and bedrooms at OYO hotels close to their workplaces to rest.
Apart from heavily discounted rooms available, medical personnels are also provided with complimentary full-sized toiletry kits for their personal use.
OYO Malaysia & Singapore VP and head Tan Ming Luk (picture) said, amid the surge in cases in the past month, Malaysians have all seen the immense burden that healthcare workers are bearing, especially in states like Selangor, which has recorded the most cases nationwide.
Previously, many hotels have stepped up and opened their doors for frontline workers to rest and reset.
On March 25, Lotus Hotel Medan Tuanku Kuala Lumpur was among the hotels that have given all 82 rooms to the medical staff.
“We believe in doing what we can to relieve this burden.
“So, in this spirit, we are offering our hotels as places for these heroic frontline workers to rest and refresh themselves,” Tan added.