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OYO provides rooms for 'healthcare warriors' battling COVID-19 in Jakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, April 6, 2020  /  03:54 pm
OYO provides rooms for 'healthcare warriors' battling COVID-19 in Jakarta

As a precaution to maintain the health and comfort of its hotel staff and guests, OYO is said to apply standard operating procedures in accordance with health protocols. (Shutterstock/Dragon Images)

Hotel chain OYO Hotels and Homes Indonesia has transformed one of its properties into housing for medical personnel who are fighting a surge in COVID-19 cases. 

According to a statement, the property is mainly for medical workers at Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta, a referral hospital for COVID-19 treatment.

“OYO especially allocates a number of rooms at our hotel for healthcare warriors, including doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, to ease their access to accommodation [and to] clean themselves, or at least to take a rest amid this difficult time,” OYO Hotels and Homes Indonesia country head Alfian Lim said in the statement.

The facility also aims to offer a solution for medical workers who need to maintain a safe distance from their family members or relatives due to their daily direct interactions with COVID-19 patients.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Terima kasih tak terhingga untuk seluruh tenaga medis yang berjuang siang dan malam di tengah kondisi yang tidak mudah ini. OYO Indonesia turut mendoakan seluruh dokter, perawat dan tenaga medis lainnya agar senantiasa kuat, semangat dan sehat selama bertugas di garda depan. _ Sebagai bentuk dukungan dan apreasiasi bagi para tenaga medis, kami menyediakan kamar-kamar tersanitasi dan nyaman bagi tenaga medis di salah satu rumah sakit rujukan penanganan COVID-19, RS Pusat Angkatan Darat Gatot Soebroto. Kami berharap bantuan ini dapat mempermudah mereka untuk beristirahat dan menyegarkan diri setelah menjalani rutinitas harian. _ Dirbinum Rumah Sakit Pusat Angkatan Darat Gatot Soebroto, Kolonel dr. Abraham Arimuko turut menyampaikan apresiasinya, “Pandemi COVID-19 ini merupakan kejadian luar biasa yang mengharuskan para tenaga medis bekerja ekstra dan menjadi garda terdepan dalam penanganan pandemi ini. Selain lelah secara fisik dan mental, lokasi tempat tinggal yang cukup jauh dari rumah sakit juga menjadi salah satu hambatan di tengah kondisi saat ini. Dukungan dari para pihak yang ditujukan bagi tenaga medis sangat dibutuhkan agar kami dapat terus fokus menjalankan tugas kami. Oleh karena itu, kami sangat mengapresiasi inisiatif OYO dalam memberikan akomodasi bagi tenaga medis kami, terlebih lokasinya yang relatif terjangkau sehingga memungkinkan kondisi fisik para tenaga medis tetap terjaga.” _ Bagi Anda pejuang kesehatan, ingatlah bahwa Anda tidak sendiri dalam perjuangan ini. Kami dan seluruh rakyat Indonesia terus mendukung Anda dimanapun Anda berada. #OYOPeduli #OYOIndonesia #PastiAdaOYO

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The company previously launched similar initiatives in other countries, such as India, Malaysia and the United States.

As a precaution to maintain the health and comfort of its hotel staff and guests, OYO is said to apply standard operating procedures in accordance with health protocols that include body temperature checks prior to check-in, the use of face masks, the provision of hand sanitizers, a hand-washing requirement and the spraying of disinfectant in all rooms before check-in and after check-out.

For those who need a place to stay for a long period of time during this health crisis, the hotel company, based in Gurugram, India, also introduced its Long Stay program with three options: seven-day stay for Rp 499,000 (US$30.19); 14-day stay for Rp 699,000; and 30-day stay for Rp 899,000.

Since late March the government has been working with several hotels, including Accor Group, to accommodate doctors and other medical workers who are on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19.

Hotel booking platform RedDoorz recently opened more than 100 of its rooms near hospitals in Jakarta to accommodate for free medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. (gis/kes)

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