Malaysia Airports helps to ease the burden of front liners in Sabah with the #MYAirportCARES comfort kit.
In recent weeks, it has been rather alarming as Sabah records the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country thus far. Front liners from across the country have been deployed to the East Malaysian state as part of a swift mitigation and containment strategy to combat the sudden spike of cases there.
Each #MYAirportCARES comfort kit consists of one sleeping bag, a face towel and a set of toiletries. Two thousand units of the same kits were distributed to Hospital Sungai Buloh earlier this year. Meanwhile, 500 units were also provided to stranded passengers at KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) during the early days of the pandemic outbreak in Malaysia.
This commendable effort illustrates Malaysia Airports’ sincerity in lending a helping hand, especially to the front liners who are facing long and demanding hours. With the care kits, they can maintain personal hygiene and be more comfortable during their rest period in between performing their duties.
As stated by Group CEO of Malaysia Airports, Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, all airports nationwide have been mobilised to also look at the welfare of their respective surrounding communities ever since the onset of the pandemic in the country. He also added that this asserts the role of airports as more than just a transport hub, but with a greater purpose of serving the community within their own socio-economic environment.
“We also wish to thank RMAF for helping us transport the comfort kits to Sabah. We highly appreciate the solidarity to keep our country safe in these trying times. Meanwhile, we remain committed in ensuring the safety of everyone, not just within our own airport network, but also the nation at large,” Dato’ Mohd Shukrie enumerated.
The #MYAirportCARES comfort kits were handed over to MOH representatives of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu; the Royal Malaysian Police; the Royal Malaysian Customs Department; the Immigration Department of Malaysia; the Malaysian Armed Forces; the Malaysia Civil Defence Force and Majlis Perbandaran Tawau on behalf of the National Disaster Secretariat respectively, upon arrival at BKI and TWU.