President Jokowi Checks Availability of Medication in Impromptu Visit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (23/7) made an impromptu visit to a pharmacy in the city of Bogor to monitor the availability of medicines and vitamins’ stock for COVID-19 treatment.
During the visit, the President found that stocks of a number of medicines and vitamins are limited, while antiviral drugs such as Oseltamivir and Favipiravir were out of stock.
Afterwards, the President called Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin to discuss the issue.
The Minister also directed President Jokowi to other pharmacies in that city that still had medication that the President asked for in stock.
“Through online data, we can search the medication based on location, cities, and the stores namely Kimia Farma, Century, Guardian, K24,” Budi told the President.
For the record, the Government through Ministry of Health has launched a website https://farmaplus.kemkes.go.id/ to facilitate the public in checking the availability of medicines and vitamins particularly for COVID-19 treatment.
Around 2,100 pharmacies all across the country are connected to the site.
For that reason, President Jokowi suggested the public to first look for the availability of medicines and vitamins on https://farmaplus.kemkes.go.id/. (Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RAS/EP)