Online hotel management and booking platform RedDoorz is working with
South-east Asia governments to provide free temporary accommodation across multiple locations for frontline healthcare personnel and emergency first responders battling the pandemic.
The Red Heroes regional initiative will also see RedDoorz distributing to guests well-being kits that contain washable face masks, alcohol-based hand sanitisers, energy drinks and droplet hats.
“As a regional company deeply rooted in South-east Asia, we have been closely monitoring the ever-evolving situation and the impact of Covid-19 in our region. The pandemic outbreak has resulted in immense stress across countries and industries, in particular for the tourism, hospitality and now healthcare sectors. As a result, we identified ways in which we could lend our support in offering targeted aid for those on the frontlines of this crisis,” said Amit Saberwal, CEO and founder, RedDoorz.
“We are positive that we will be able to overcome this challenge if we stand together. We hope more companies with the means to support the initiative will participate during this challenging time,” added Saberwal.
The Red Heroes initiative will be launched in the Philippines, Indonesia and in Singapore.
In the Philippines, the initiative supports the Department of Tourism and Manila City Government in accommodating medical practitioners residing in the capital amid the Luzon-wide lockdown.
In Indonesia, the initiative supports the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in providing free rooms for frontline healthcare practitioners and emergency first responders treating Covid-19 cases in the local hospitals.
Over in Singapore, the initiative is executed with the Ministry of Manpower and is aimed at housing foreign workers entering and returning to Singapore who have been issued with a mandatory 14-day Stay-Home-Notice as well as Malaysian employees in Singapore who have been affected by the Malaysian lockdown.
In addition, RedDoorz is also looking at alternative ways to support the various government initiatives, including the supply of rooms for frontline healthcare professionals.