Covid-19: President Jokowi Offers Condolences for Deceased Medical Personnel
Date 23 Maret 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo sent his deepest condolences for the passing of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who dedicated their lives to combat Covid-19.
“They have dedicated their energy to deal with the coronavirus. On behalf of the government, the state, and the people, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard works, for the struggle in handling the Covid-19,” President Jokowi stated on a press conference after an inspection to Wisma Atlet (athlete village), Jakarta, Monday (23/3).
On that occasion, the President announced that monthly incentives would be given to medical personnel such as doctors, midwives, and nurses.
The Government, the President added, will provide Rp15 million incentive to medical specialists, Rp10 million incentive to general practitioners and dentists, Rp7.5 million incentive to midwives and nurses and Rp5 million to other medical personnel.
“There will be also a death benefit of Rp300 million and this applies to regions that have declared emergency response status,” the President concluded. (HIM/UN/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy