Indonesia receives more oxygen concentrators from Singapore
Batam (ANTARA) – Indonesia on Thursday received 12,505 oxygen concentrators and six thousand nasal cannulas arranged by Indonesian and Singaporean companies from Singapore to support its fight against COVID-19.
Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Suryo Pratomo, along with Indonesian and Singaporean business representatives attended the handover ceremony at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.
Indonesian Foreign Ministry Secretary General Cecep Herawan, Head of Indonesian Ministry of Health Health Crisis Center Eka Jusup Singka, and Indonesian Consulate General in Shanghai Deny Kurnia also attended the handover. ‘aid.
Herawan said collaboration and cooperation with various parties is an important solution to free Indonesia from the pandemic.
“To flatten the curve (of COVID-19 cases), we need not only the role of the state, but also the role of businessmen, academics, community leaders and also the media,” a- he points out.
He said the collaboration is expected to further strengthen the close and cooperative relationship between Indonesia and Singapore, in line with the spirit of Indonesia and Singapore Independence Month, which falls in August.
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Meanwhile, the head of the Health Crisis Center, Singka, said most of the aid that arrived in Indonesia had been distributed.
Aid distribution will focus on areas outside of Java and Bali, which are believed to have currently seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, he added.
The donations are expected to help Indonesia extricate itself from the pandemic COVID-19 crisis, he said.
The same expectation was also expressed by representatives of the Indonesian and Singaporean companies who provided the assistance.
Bakti Barito Foundation President Fifi Setiawaty said the collaboration not only shows the solidarity of companies as a business actor, but also reflects a strong people-to-people relationship.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Ng, chief information officer and chief technology and operations officer at DBS Bank Group, stressed the importance of cooperation amid the pandemic.
“If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, then we have to walk together,” Ng said.
Meanwhile, the companies involved in providing the assistance include the Bakti Barito Foundation, DBS Bank, PT Cikarang Listrindo, PT Dharma Satya Nusantara, East Ventures, Indies Capital Partners Pte Ltd, PT Kino Indonesia Tbk, Sinarmas, the Tanoto Foundation, PT TBS Energi Utama Tbk, Triputra Group, UID Foundation, Wahanan Artha, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, COMO Foundation, GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd, Hotel Properties, Singtel and Temasek Foundation.
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