Gov’t-Tourism Stakeholders Cooperation Succeed Mass Vaccination in Bali
Bali Provincial Government and several associations in the local tourism sector on Tuesday (16/3), at Haris Hotel & Residences Sunset Road, Denpasar City, conducted mass vaccination for 500 people to overcome the pandemic and accelerate Bali Province economic recovery that relies on the tourism sector.
“There are several associations involved in collaboration during the verification and vaccination processes. We begin this vaccination with comprehensive data collection, including participant’s full names and health questionnaires to embrace Bali business players in tourism sector,” Chairperson of Indonesian Hotel General Manager Association (IHGMA Bali) Agus Made Yoga Iswara said.
As many as 90,195 participants was recorded from Bali tourism sector within a week, which started from 22-29 February. As of 10 March, the implementation of vaccination for business players in tourism sector has begun.
In the cooperation scheme, business players in tourism sector has prepared the location for mass vaccination and data collection of local tourism actors as the basis to coordinate with regional government. Afterwards, regional government will immediately follow up on the initiative and coordinate with Ministry of Health so that the vaccination can be implemented.
“To date, out of 90,195, as many as 3,810 tourism actors have been vaccinated. Thus, a total of 3.7 percent of tourism actors were vaccinated,” he said.
The cooperation scheme was a form of joint effort in the framework of mutual cooperation to restore and maintain trust in Bali tourism, which affected by the pandemic. In addition, the mass vaccination aimed at maintaining the health and safety of the community, particularly workers in the tourism sector while carrying out their activities productively.
“We hope this program will bring good trust and confidence for Bali tourism actors to rise again. This collaboration that happened in Bali is incredible. During the vaccination process, all the tourism stakeholders joined hands to support the Government’s program,” Agus said. (BPMI/UN) (RIF/LW)