EuroCham Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Working Group organized the bi-monthly meeting on 22 May 2020 that serves as an open discussion moderated by Christophe Piganiol (President Director APL), and joined by speakers Hasbullah Thabrany (Chief of Party), Jorge Wagner (President Director, Novartis Indonesia), and Alfred Fahringer (Country Head Siemens Healthineers).
The COVID19 pandemic in Indonesia has awaken the attention of many stakeholders and created a direct impact to Indonesia’s economy particularly in the healthcare sector. The group discussed to foreseen the “new normal” for pharmaceutical and medical devices industry and to get a better understanding of the latest condition of national economy during the pandemic which is impacting the public health. It is essential to have a good balance between healthcare and economic. The COVID-19 is a test for Indonesia to quickly adapt and find out the patchwork solution to reform the healthcare system.
The Automotive Working Group conducted a meeting on 20 May 2020. Chaired by the Head of Working Group, Daniel Purba from Mercedes Benz, the meeting discussed four topics. Three of them are related to the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of impact to the automotive sector, including the recently launched Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Stimulus, Dispensation Permit for Industry Operations during COVID-19 Emergency, and Transportation Control During the Eid Al-Fitr 2020 Religious Holiday.
Another topic discussed was Updates on Implementation of the DG Land Transport Regulation on the Mandatory Fire Extinguisher. This meeting specifically shared information about the postponement of the implementation to 4 January 2021. In addition, Daniel also conveyed a number of advocacy efforts undertaken by the Group related to these regulations. The group played an active role in providing input to help the government to accelerate recovery as the Automotive sector has been badly affected by the COVID-19.