SUNGAI BULOH – Malaysia Airports has donated 2,000 units #MYAirportCARES comfort kits containing sleeping bags, toiletries and chocolates to the dedicated front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB) who are working tirelessly to handle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Group chief executive officer (CEO) of Malaysia Airports Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh said that the airport operator is doing this to show solidarity with the nation in fighting against COVID-19, “As the airport operator, we are also front liners. On a daily basis, our staff are on the ground facilitating efforts by the government to screen incoming passengers and send them for quarantine. So, we would like to show support to other front liners by contributing to their wellbeing. It is also our gesture of thanks for their tireless sacrifice.”
He added that the comfort kits were delivered to Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB)on 10 April 2020 and was well received by the hospital personnel. HSB was chosen as it is the main hospital handling the pandemic for the country and is also the designated reference hospital designated reference hospital for all passengers passing through KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) who have to go for further treatment.
“We are also distributing the same kits to stranded passengers. Some unfortunate passengers have been stranded at the airport due to the restrictions imposed by the MCO and lack of connecting flights as many airlines have cancelled flights. As a caring host, the least we can do is try to make their time at the airport a little more comfortable while we work closely with Wisma Putra and their respective embassies to help them,” he added further.
The distribution to stranded passengers started on 9 April 2020 and will continue on a need basis. Meanwhile, Malaysia Airports has also providing 500 #MYAirportCARES cheer packages containing chocolate snacks courtesy of Eraman Malaysia, the country’s largest airport travel retail and duty-free brand, for the front liners at Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu.
The #MYAirportCARES comfort kits and cheer packages are a token of Malaysia Airports commitment to ensure the wellbeing of, not only of its airport guests but also the nation at large.