Indonesia Receives Ventilators, Oxygen Supplies from Singapore
In a bid to tackle COVID-19 pandemic following a surge in positive cases in the past days, Indonesia secured assistance from neighboring country Singapore.
As many as 200 ventilators, 256 empty oxygen cylinders arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Friday (09/07/2021). Along with the assistance, 30 of 10,000 oxygen concentrators that Indonesia had purchased from Singapore arrived at the same time.
“I would like to express my appreciation for the cooperation and solidarity from the Singaporean Government and all Singaporean people for its continuous support to help Indonesia to fight against COVID-19,” Health Ministry’s Secretary General Oscar Primadi said, adding that it is also proof that the relationship between the two countries is going very well.
Furthermore, all assistances that have arrived will be calibrated and carried out functional testing at health care facilities centers including the Security Centers Health Facilities to ensure the safety and security of those medical equipment.
In addition to Singapore, Australia and the People’s Republic of China have also expressed their readiness to assist and support Indonesia in tackling COVID-19 pandemic.
The Australian Government has stated that it will send 1000 CPAP BAST ventilators expected to be received in Indonesia later in the day. Moreover, the Chinese Government will also send a number of medical equipment including 1,000 oxygen concentrators with 5-liter capacity, 500 oxygen concentrators with 10-liter capacity.
Once again, Oscar added that Indonesia appreciated the offer of cooperation and support from several countries. He also said that it is important to build global solidarity in order to boost COVID-19 handling all over the world. (PR of Ministry of Health/UN) (AP/MUR)