The Jakarta Post
Hotel booking platform RedDoorz is making 102 rooms near hospitals in Jakarta available for free to medical workers treating COVID-19 patients.
RedDoorz has partnered with the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry to offer rooms in two hotels near the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital and the Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, which both handle COVID-19 patients.
"There is currently tremendous pressure on the medical sector and our healthcare workers because of the coronavirus. We hope that other private companies will participate in the effort to end the pandemic," said RedDoorz chief executive officer Amit Saberwal in a written statement on Thursday.
The two hotels are the RedDoorz Plus Near Plaza Blok M near South Jakarta and the RedDoorz Plus @Thamrin in Central Jakarta. The company's initiative is part of its "Red Heroes" movement across Southeast Asia for combating the spread of the coronavirus.
"Of course the partners that are chosen are those who have implemented SOP related with hospitality services as stipulated by the Health Ministry, in accordance with COVID-19 handling procedures," Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said in the press statement.
Previously, the Jakarta administration provided accommodations for doctors and nurses to support them in the fight against COVID-19. A total of 220 rooms with 414 beds have been prepared for medical workers in the Grand Cempaka Business Hotel in Central Jakarta.
The government announced that there have been 1,790 COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, around half of which in Jakarta. As of Wednesday, 170 died and 103 recovered. At least 11 of the confirmed deaths were doctors who handled COVID-19 cases.