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#MYAirportCares for the Community

Inside Story
Writer
Nadia Malyanah
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Hospital front liners and stranded travellers receive comfort kits and cheer packages from Malaysia Airports as a token of care and support.

Malaysia Airports Group Chief Executive Director (GCEO) Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh (R) handing over the #MYAirportCARES comfort kits, to Minister of Health Dr Adham Baba.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many lives around the world, including in Malaysia. Due to the nature of the highly infectious virus, everyone has had to adhere to a “new normal” in efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Many health workers at hospitals as well as other front liners on duty during Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) have found their jobs to be more demanding. However, despite the many hardships and various health risks, thousands of front line workers in the country continue to do their jobs as needed to keep Malaysia safe and running.

A stranded passenger receiving a comfort kit from Hasbi Habibollah, Deputy Minister of Transport Malaysia during his visit to KL International Airport (KLIA) recently.
A stranded passenger receiving a comfort kit from Hasbi Habibollah, Deputy Minister of Transport Malaysia during his visit to KL International Airport (KLIA) recently.
Stranded passengers at KLIA with their comfort kits to help ease their situation somewhat.
Stranded passengers at KLIA with their comfort kits to help ease their situation somewhat.

As the country’s largest airport operator and part of the essential services still operating during Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO), Malaysia Airports is very much involved in the nationwide efforts combating COVID-19. Their staff remain on the ground, facilitating efforts by the government to screen incoming passengers and sending them to quarantine centres. As front liners themselves, Malaysia Airports understands the crucial role of the various front liners that are hard at work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The #MYAirportCares Comfort kits provided to front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh, as well as passengers stranded at KLIA and klia2.
The #MYAirportCares Comfort kits provided to front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh, as well as passengers stranded at KLIA and klia2.

As a token of solidarity, gratitude and support, Malaysia Airports has donated 2,000 units of comfort kits to front liners at Hospital Sungai Buloh (HSB) via the #MYAirportCARES initiative. The hospital is the main hospital for treating COVID-19 cases in the country, as well as the designated reference hospital for passengers passing through KUL who require further treatment. Thus, one can only imagine how busy it must be for the hospital’s staff. Each #MYAirportCARES comfort kit contains a sleeping bag, toiletries and chocolates, which are hoped to ease the situation a little during the front liners’ long shifts.

These same comfort kits are also being distributed to passengers stranded at KLIA and klia2, either due to travel restrictions being imposed by the MCO or a lack of connecting flights. This ongoing initiative is part of Malaysia Airports’ corporate responsibility as a caring host to make sure stranded passengers are comfortable and cared for. At the same time, Malaysia Airports is also working closely with Wisma Putra and the respective embassies in assisting stranded passengers.

Comfort kits delivered to Hospital Sungai Buloh (L). Cheer packages containing chocolates were sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (R).
Comfort kits delivered to Hospital Sungai Buloh (L). Cheer packages containing chocolates were sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (R).

Meanwhile, another 500 units of cheer packages comprising chocolate snacks have also been sent to the front liners at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. These cheer packages were courtesy of Malaysia Airports’ retail and duty-free subsidiary, Eraman. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the assigned main hospital for COVID-19 treatments in Sabah, and is the reference hospital for patients-under- investigation (PUIs) in Kota Kinabalu.

It is hoped that these #MYAirportCARES comfort kits and cheer packages will bring some joy to the front liners as well as stranded passengers during days that might seem a bit too long. We’re all in this together and Malaysia Airports is committed to ensuring the well-being of airport guests, as well as the nation at large.

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