Indonesia Gets Another Batch of Sinopharm Vaccine to Support Gotong Royong Vaccination Scheme
In a bid to speed up the Gotong Royong vaccination scheme, the Government Tuesday (03/08) secured another batch of COVID-19 vaccine amounting 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine.
“The arrival of Sinopharm vaccine is a part of the Gotong Royong vaccination scheme, which is a collaboration between state-owned enterprises, including state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma, state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin),” Vice Minister I of Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises Pahala Nugraha Mansury said.
This 34th batch of vaccine, Pahala added, is expected to speed up vaccination for employees and their families, adding that it is also one of the Government’s efforts to boost vaccination rates which target has been set to reach two million doses per day.
Pahala also urged the public to stay disciplined in observing health protocols and not to hesitate to get vaccinated because vaccine can reduce the risks of chronic illness when one is infected by COVID-19.
In the meantime, Vice Chairperson of Kadin Shinta Widjaja Kamdani pointed out that Kadin will continue to be involved in vaccination drive in order to speed up vaccination and achieve the target that has been set by the Government.
“We realized that vaccine supply is limited. But now, the supply is adequate to allocate to all companies that are interested in joining vaccination programs,” she said.
Shinta also said that Kadin is committed to easing the burden of the people amid COVID-19 pandemic through the program “The Kadin Fights against COVID-19 Pandemic” including by joining the Government’s vaccination program, providing oxygen tubes and medicines, as well as distributing staple foods.
Shinta also said that she will also call on the employers’ association as well as the regional Kadin all over Indonesia to support every policy that the Government implements in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, including the current public activity restrictions (PPKM). (FID/UN) (AP/EP)