OYO, Lemon Tree, Ginger Hotels and Zomato joins hand with Apollo to launch 'Project STAY I'
The isolation rooms will first be rolled out in hotels located at Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi.
With the cases of coronavirus on the rise in India, several corporate from hospitality and manufacturing, banking to biopharmaceutical industry have come forward to help the distressed people affected by COVID -19. In one such instance, Apollo Hospitals along with Zomato, OYO, Biocon, Lemon Tree, Ginger Hotels, and other companies have launched 'Project Stay I'.
Project Stay I,' will offer isolation rooms in hotels with light medical supervision for quarantine and creating a barrier before people come into the hospitals. The objective is to create isolation and quarantine facilities away from the main hospitals in cities across the country and reduce the burden on hospitals providing acute care.
The rooms will first be rolled out in hotels in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi. To start with, there will be approximately 500 rooms in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. The number would go up by 50 rooms every three days till the target of 5,000 rooms are achieved.
'Project Stay I' (Stay Isolated) is a part of its 'Project Kavach' announced last week by Apollo Hospitals Group Chairman Prathap C Reddy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
Commenting on the development, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder & Group CEO said, “We want to work with state governments and private institutions to problem solve and assist in the fight against COVID-19. 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. This is an unprecedented situation which requires all of us to find new ways to work together and rise to the occasion. We are thankful for the support of SBI, HUL, our asset owners and frontline teams that are making this possible.”