Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspecting Mass COVID-19 Vaccination, at Bhayangkara Field, the Headquarter of the Indonesian National Police, 26 June 2021, Jakarta

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 26 Juni 2021
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Good morning.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Central Java Regional Police Chief, please give report on the implementation.

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

I would like to report the President that in a bid to implement target of injecting one million doses of vaccine, today we have held vaccination in 35 precinct police (polres), 340 locations. We have received 141,000 doses which are fully used for vaccination that took place at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

141,000

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

One hundred and forty one thousands doses have been used. There are 5,458 medical staff including from the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) and Health Unit. People have shown great enthusiasm by attending the venue at 5 a.m. though the vaccination started at 8 a.m. I hope the vaccine supply in Central Java will be increased and we are ready to implement the vaccination in all areas in Central Java.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

141,000

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

Within a day.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

What if the target get doubled, can you do it?

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

Yes, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Alright. Minister of Health who is standing next to me will prepare for the vaccine. Thank you.

How about situation in Kudus?

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

As of today, active cases in Kudus have decreased to 1,785 people.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

From?

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

From the previous 2,480. In addition, BOR (Bed Occupancy Ratio) also declined to 84 percent.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

I see.

Central Java Regional Police Chief Ahmad Luthfi:

We also implement the same method in Jepara.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Alright, thank you.

North Sumatra, please take the floor.

North Sumatra Regional Police Chief Panca Putra:

Good morning, distinguished Mr. President and National Police (Polri) Chief. Today, we have held national vaccination program with a cooperation from the TNI, Polri in North Sumatra province in 146 locations.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Pardon me. How many locations?

North Sumatra Regional Police Chief Panca Putra Simanjuntak:

One hundred and forty six location throughout North Sumatra organized by 28 regional police.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

How many people receiving the vaccines?

North Sumatra Regional Police Chief Panca Putra Simanjuntak:

We give the vaccines to people registered until last night. Considering their enthusiasm, there will be tons of people waiting for vaccination if we did not make the registration. In total, the vaccines were given to 66,790 people today.

Out of the numbers, 121,000 doses were from the Polri Chief in which 101,000 doses have been injected to the people, while the remaining 20,000 doses will be distributed until 30 June 2021.

In the implementation, we involved 475 vaccinator teams from provincial health units, municipality’s governments, and the TNI-Polri. Today’s vaccination will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. So far, 6,000 people have been vaccinated.

For the record, 121,000 doses of vaccines provided by the Police Chief is only a part of 160,000 doses targeted for the province. Considering the great enthusiasm from the people, I kindly ask the President to give the remaining 20,000 doses so North Sumatra can meet 75 percent of the total target of injecting vaccines to 2.3 million people.

That concludes my report. I thank you. Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

If today’s vaccination is carried out and the target will be doubled by July, are you sure to implement it?

North Sumatra Regional Police Chief Panca Putra Simanjuntak:

I am sure. We work it on with territorial military commanders (Pangdam) I/Bukit Barisan and regional government. Today, I would like to inform you that we have meet the target of injecting vaccines to 10,000 people in four locations in Medan City, namely in former Polonia Airport, Merdeka Square, Benteng Square, and Pelindo I. We and municipality government have also agreed to continuously hold mass vaccination in Polonia.  

That is it. I thank you.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Thank you. That is really great.

Next is South Sulawesi.

South Sulawesi Regional Police Chief Merdisyam:

Good morning Mr. President. Allow me to inform you that today’s mass vaccination in South Sulawesi is held at Sudiang Hajj Dormitory. As of today, we have received 229,428 doses of vaccines.

At the same time, we also held vaccination in Makassar Beji with a target of 1,200 recipients. Surprisingly, more than 1,200 people visit the venue. Today we prepare 4,000 doses for Makassar City. In total, the vaccination covers 24 regencies and cities and is held simultaneously with a target of injecting 229,428 doses. With the supply, we are sure that we will be able to implement the program. The people have also shown their great enthusiasm for the vaccination.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

That is really great. Thank you.

Next is Kalimantan, East Kalimantan or South Kalimantan.

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

East Kalimantan is ready.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
Wa’alaikumsalam.

 

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Greetings of virtue.

Distinguished Mr. President.

From Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, I would like to report you that all personnel of East Kalimantan Regional Police is cooperated with regional military command (Kodam)VI/Mulawarman, East Kalimantan provincial government, and regional government at regencies and municipalities in carrying out mass vaccination simultaneously in 10 regencies/municipalities.

The Police headquarter has set a target to inject 14,140 doses of vaccines.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
How many?

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Fourteen thousands one hundred and forty doses.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
I see.

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Due to people’s high enthusiasm, we have received additional doses of 16,000 from regional governments at provinces, regencies, and municipalities. We expect today’s vaccination can be completed this afternoon at 3 or 4 p.m. So far, 4,900 people have been vaccinated.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
If the target gets doubled, can you implement it?

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Yes, we can. We are sure we can.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
Really? Are you sure?

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Yes, I am sure because there are many people waiting to be vaccinated.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
Alright, thank you. I thank the Regional Police Chief, Pangdam, and Governor.

East Kalimantan Regional Police Chief Herry Rudolf Nahak:

Yes, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

The next one is from a region quite far from here, Maluku.

Governor of Maluku Murad Ismail:

Accompanied by Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda), Pangdam XVI/Pattimura, Regional Police Chief, Prosecutor General Offices (Kajati), and member of House of Representatives, allow me to inform you that based on a date collected from 22 March 2020 to 25 June 2021, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Maluku province stood at 8,226 people. In detail, 452 people are hospitalized, 7,677 people have recovered, and 137 people died. Based on the latest data, recovery rate in the province reached 92.9 percent, and mortality rate reached 1.7 percent.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

That is good.

Governor of Maluku Murad Ismail:

Regarding COVID-19 vaccination in Maluku, as of 24 June 2021 the province has received 189,920 doses of vaccines from Ministry of Health consisting of 125,740 doses ofSinovac vaccines and 44,180 doses of AstraZeneca. As of 25 June 2021, 119,222 people in Maluku province have been vaccinated out of the target of 1,312,326 people. By 11.50 a.m., 1,974 people have been vaccinated out of 4,912 people registered for the vaccination in 61 locations.

That’s it.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):
Thank you, Governor, Regional Police Chief, Pangdam, everyone. Let me also express my appreciation to regional heads, Regional Police Chief, Pangdam, Governors, Regents, Mayors for today’s mass vaccination that is held simultaneously in all regional police office, regional military command (Kodam), in cooperation with regional governments.

I hope the target of injecting one million doses of vaccines can be carried out throughout Indonesia until July, while the target will be increased two fold in August.

I thank you.  
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (RAS/LW)

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