Malaysian hotels rope in medical partner to tide through Covid-19

Malaysian hoteliers will now receive support from private healthcare providers in tackling the spread of the coronavirus, following the signing of an MoU between the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) and Global Doctors Malaysia (GDM).

Under the agreement, which will take immediate effect, GDM will extend health, preparedness and community health advisory to hoteliers, with an added option of a complete corporate health solution.

MAH’s Kamaruddin Baharin signs MoU with Global Doctors Group’s Sharifah Fauziah Alhabshi to acquire medical support services at a recent press conference in Kuala Lumpur

Kamaruddin Baharin, president, MAH, shared: “GDM will support MAH members in the areas of health advisory, where GDM will act as an on-call medical advisory assistant to hotels and provide healthcare professionals on-demand, including on-site travel vaccinations for hotel employees and guests; emergency preparedness and training for hotel management and employees on safety and health; community health awareness and advisory pertaining to current health and community concerns such as Covid-19; and Corporate Health Advanced Medical Programme to promote health and well-being.”

GDM will also be present at the inaugural MATTA Fair Cuti-Cuti Malaysia, a domestic fair organised by The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), which will be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on April 4 and 5.

MAH will be roping in its members to promote their properties and facilities at the fair. Besides hoteliers and MATTA members, other exhibitors at the fair includes theme park operators and related service providers.

The domestic fair is the industry’s response to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 on tourism. Participating hotels will be offering special packages and rates to encourage greater domestic travel.

GDM staff will be on standby at the fair to offer medical assistance, as well as build awareness around travel vaccinations and travel-related illnesses.

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