Siemens Indonesia and Siemens Healthineers Indonesia donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical equipment for COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts in Indonesia on May 26th, 2020. The IDR 1 billion worth donation was distributed to 61 referral hospitals for COVID-19 in Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi. The donation is conducted under the supervision of the COVID-19 Disease Response Acceleration Task Force (BNPB).
The scarcity of PPE is a problem faced by healthcare workers as the frontline in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in many hospitals. In response to this, the company donated more than 7,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items for medical workforce to help ensure their protection against the virus as they work to protect others. Among the much-needed personal protective equipment were N95 masks, hazmat suits, anti-fogging goggles, etc. Siemens Indonesia also donated the lifesaving ventilator machine to the Indonesia
COVID-19 Emergency Hospital at Jakarta. The unit was handed over to the state- owned power company PT PLN (Persero)’s COVID-19 Crisis Management Team in response to their humanitarian appeal. The coronavirus attacks people’s lungs, in some cases compromising their ability to breathe. Ventilators are a crucial tool to keep these patients alive.
“Siemens Indonesia fully supports the measures and programs for disaster mitigation management that have been set by the government of Indonesia. In this respect, the company is committed to donating PPE and ventilator machine to help medical workers in Indonesia in carrying out their work with adequate protection,” said Prakash Chandran, President Director and CEO, PT Siemens Indonesia.
"We sincerely appreciate the generous contribution made by Siemens Indonesia and Siemens Healthineers Indonesia to 61 referral hospitals for COVID-19 in six regions in Indonesia to support government efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic. The medical assistance could further ease the burden of the healthcare workers in providing care to patients,” stated Ibnu Asur, Director of BNPB Logistics Network Optimization and Equipment of the COVID-19 National Task Force.
AstraZeneca Indonesia (AZI) has concluded the delivery of donation in supporting Indonesian healthcare, government and community in #FightAgainstCOVID-19. 40.000 mask donation was delivered through the government bodies and institutions.
Strengthening our long standing partnership with West Java government under the #HealthyLung umbrella programme, we kicked off the donation distribution by delivering the masks on April 29 to the frontline Health Care Professional of West Java. Handed over by AZI Director, Rizman Abudaeri, to the West Java Governor Bapak Ridwan Kamil.
The delivery of donation continued to the Ministry of Health on May 4th and the Indonesia National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB) through the National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM) on May 5th. AZ Indonesia was in collaboration with IPMG to donate delivering Disposable Coverall through BPOM which was received by May 8th.
Prior to this, AZI facilitated 2.300 Indonesia Healthcare Professional to a series of webcasts. Inviting global medical experts from China, Korea, Japan, Italy and Singapore to share clinical experience for the Health Care Professional across the globe. On top of it, AZI also facilitate a series of scientific educational webcasts by Prof. Dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, MSc., PhD. in collaboration with IPMG.
This effort was supported by Swedish Embassy and Business Sweden and being acknowledged by Swedish Ambassador, Marina Berg.
We are grateful with the collaboration and support we receive that has enable us take our part in supporting the healthcare community in #FightAgainstCOVID-19. #DotheRightThing