SUNWAY Malls and corporate partner for malls in the Klang Valley, Kimberley-Clark, are placing additional hand sanitisers in Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Velocity Mall and Sunway Putra Mall, following recent reports that hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is on the rise in Malaysia.
Sunway Malls chief operating officer Kevin Tan said it was only natural for both corporations to come together to lessen the possibility of HFMD spreading in the mall.
“It has been found that shopping carts or trolleys are one of the main carriers of the HFMD in Penang,” said Tan.
“Chances are, it is the same throughout Malaysia.
“As a mall operator managing several malls, we need to play a role in protecting our shoppers, especially the children.
“With Kimberly-Clark on board as our corporate partner, we know we can do more for our customers by providing Kleenex hand sanitisers in the malls.
“These additional hand sanitisers will be placed at the concierges and our team is developing signs and messages to encourage shoppers with children to use these hand sanitisers when they visit our malls.
“Kimberly-Clark has also offered its Scott anti-bacterial wipes at our concierge as these are suitable for wiping baby strollers,” he continued.
Kimberly-Clark currently supplies hand sanitisers at all Sunway Malls’ baby rooms, except Sunway Giza Mall.
As for Sunway Carnival Mall, the team has been getting hand sanitisers from pharmacies for shoppers’ use.
Tan assured that the malls observed a strict standard operating procedure when it comes to the operational aspects of the mall.
Baby strollers were sanitised after every use by the concierge team, and the housekeeping team ensured areas and elements that people interact with most such as indoor playgrounds, baby rooms, benches and escalator belts amongst others are sanitised up to four times, in a day, between 10am to 10pm.
All Sunway malls are ISO 9001:2015 certified hence stringent checks are in place or they face losing the certification.
“These are efforts we can do within our capacity and since it has been reported that HFMD this round is spread via trolleys, we have been in touch with all of our supermarkets and grocery stores for them to sanitise their trolleys,” said Tan.