The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has unveiled an e-book to commemorate and support the nation’s frontliners’ efforts in combatting COVID-19. Titled ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes,’ the e-book was released just in time to mark a year since the announcement of the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia, and is a huge reminder to all of us on our frontliners’ relentless spirit and monumental efforts in keeping COVID-19 infections under control.
“Prioritising the overall safety of the nation, many frontliners have been voluntarily investing their time and energy for the greater good, often sacrificing their own well-being and commitments for the country,” said Yazmin Azman, Acting Chief Executive Officer of MHTC.
The e-book provides a fresh perspective to the frontliner journey in the country, documenting a hundred stories that showcase the grit and resilience of ordinary Malaysians in a national crisis. These personal recounts cover various public and private sectors such as healthcare, the armed forces, police, immigration, non-governmental organisations, and e-commerce. It also serves to remind us of the nation’s strength in pandemic management made possible through the instrumental support of these dedicated men and women.
With ‘A Hundred Unsung Heroes’, this noble act of selflessness is commemorated for everyone to draw inspiration from and continue soldiering their way through the pandemic. Their stories are reflective of the national ‘Kita Jaga Kita’ spirit, reflecting our passion and commitment in going above and beyond in the toughest of circumstances,” Yazmin added.
This initiative also underlines how the battle against COVID-19 requires a collective effort, not just from the frontliners but from the community as a whole. With this regard, the public must continue to do their part to combat the pandemic by following stringent Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) to keep themselves safe and extend support to the unsung heroes of Malaysia, to keep up its recognition as the World’s Healthcare Marvel.
A copy of the e-book can be downloaded for free at https://malaysiahealthcare.org/unsung-heroes/.
MHTC has also announced a supporting initiative comprising a series of educational content to further drive the message on the importance of SOP compliance and the 3Ws – Wash, Wear and Warn. The initiative will demonstrate how every individual plays a critical role in bringing an end to the pandemic, and continuously build Malaysia’s reputation as a safe and trusted healthcare destination.