Presidential Staffer Angkie Yudistia to Meet Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X
Presidential Special Staffer Angkie Yudistia on Saturday (5/6) began her working visit to Special Region of Yogyakarta Province and will have an audience with the Governor of Yogyakarta Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities in the province.
“On Monday (7/6), we will discuss with Governor of Yogyakarta regarding COVID-19 vaccination for persons with disabilities as the priority groups,” Angkie said after attending a Focus Group Discussion under the theme “MSMEs with Disabilities Future Based on Creative and Adaptive Economy during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Saturday (5/6).
Angkie went on to say that vaccination is the Central Government’s drive that the implementation is managed by regional governments.
“In 2021, vaccination has been the main national program priority. Ministry of Health has delegated the policy on vaccination to regional heads,” she said.
Previously on Wednesday (2/6), Angkie also had an audience with the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo to encourage the vaccination for disabled and vulnerable persons in the province.
“This meeting is a form of synergy between the Central Government and regional government so that the COVID-19 vaccination program as directed by the President, can reach the disabled and vulnerable persons. For that reason, we hope Central Java Administration can realize the program,” Angkie said during the meeting with Governor of Central Java.
On that occasion, Angkie also encouraged efforts to revive the economy of people with disabilities. According to her, the synergy must be enhanced so that the program can be well-implemented both in central and regional governments.
Echoing a similar statement, Governor of Central Java emphasized that his ranks will speed up the COVID-19 vaccination program for disabled and vulnerable persons.
“We must give access to them (persons with disabilities). We have provided general access for disabled persons, yet access to vaccination is way more important. I told Angkie that vaccination for disabled and vulnerable persons is a national policy which will be speeded up,” Ganjar said.
Moreover, Ganjar also underscored that access to pieces of training must be provided to persons with disabilities so it will ensure their economic security and self-sufficiency.
“We should prioritize persons with disabilities for training programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer them several projects to improve their economy, for example projects of making face masks, face shields, and others,” he said, adding that he was wearing products of disabled persons in Central Java.
“This transparent mask will make lip-reading possible to assist easier communication for people who have hearing problems,” he said. (SLN/Presidential Special Staffer Team/UN)(RIF/LW)
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