Amid coronavirus outbreak in the country, OYO Hotels joined hands with Apollo Hospitals to develop pay-per-use self-quarantine facilities in India. This unique initiative is a part of Project Stay I (Stay isolated) by Apollo Hospitals. The hospital partnered with select hotel brands in India to create isolation rooms in hotels with medical supervision for quarantine patients. The aim is to reduce the burden on hospitals and create more isolation facilities across the country.
As a part of this initiative, OYO Hotels offers sanitised beds and quarantine facilities in certain hotels across the country. OYO Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel chains in India, identified six cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata to provide this self-quarantine facility to suspected COVID-19 patients. It has already started this exercise in Hyderabad and Bengaluru. "Delhi is the next city that OYO will be assisting Apollo Hospitals in, the hotel chain said in a statement.
"Our partnership with Apollo Hospitals has been developed to ensure we utilise capacity where possible to create highly sanitised pay-per-use quarantine facilities under the guidance and supervision of medical professionals," said Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & Group CEO, OYO Hotels.
"The pricing of this has been developed in consultation with Apollo Hospitals so that the pay-per-use facilities are both affordable and accessible while assuring the requisite medical care," OYO mentioned.
The rooms will be booked through Apollo Hospitals and will not be available for booking through the OYO app so as to ensure pre-booking medical consultation.
"This is an unprecedented situation which requires all of us to find new ways to work together and rise to the occasion," Agarwal added.
OYO Hotels focus on a two-pronged strategy to minimise the possibility of coronavirus infection and maximise social distancing and hygiene. "Certain hotels are being identified to partner with hospitals for setting up safe, pay per use quarantine facilities. Certain others are focused on providing safe shelter to local and foreign tourists and travellers who are stranded in cities owing to the lockdown," OYO added.