Gov’t Remains Committed to Addressing Health Crisis Amid Pandemic
President Joko ”Jokowi” Widodo has renewed the Government’s commitment in tackling health issues as part of the measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
“From the beginning, the Government’s policies have always been consistent. Handling public health problems is our top priority. Once again, public health must be our priority,” the President said in his remarks on the progress of the national economic recovery programs at Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java Province, Saturday (26/9).
Along with the priority, the President added, the Government also continues to make every effort to maintain and rebuild the economy.
The Government has also implemented Rp203.9 trillion worth of programs to provide social assistance for the people affected by the pandemic, he added.
The Head of State went on to say that the social assistance programs that have been implemented as of 23 September 2020 are as follows:
– The Government has disbursed Rp29.138 trillion to 10 million beneficiaries through the family hope program (PKH);
– The Government has disbursed Rp30.978 trillion to 19.41 million beneficiaries through the staple food program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp4.407 trillion to 1.9 million beneficiaries through the Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek) staple food program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp24.787 trillion to 9.18 million beneficiaries through Non-Jabodetabek cash transfer program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp16.617 trillion to 4.86 million beneficiaries through pre-employment card program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp11.73 trillion to 7.55 million beneficiaries through village cash transfer program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp14,183 trillion to 5.9 million beneficiaries through presidential assistance programs;
– The Government has disbursed Rp10.8 trillion to 9 million beneficiaries through wage subsidy program;
– The Government has disbursed Rp3.455 trillion to 31.4 million beneficiaries through electricity discount program.
The President further said that the social assistance programs aim to ease the burden on the communities as well as to boost productivity, adding that handling health problems, especially in terms of transmission prevention, is of utmost important.
“Everyone must maintain self-discipline in implementing health protocols to curb the transmission,” he said. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas