UGM Alumni to Contribute to Regional Government
Date 3 Maret 2020
Central Java Governor who is also Chairman of the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) Alumni Family (Kagama) Ganjar Pranowo told President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that members of Kagama are ready to develop their respective regions and contribute to disaster management.
“We have told President Jokowi that doctors members of Kagama are working on protocols to handling the spread of coronavirus. I need to tell the public to remain calm because we are able to do this,” Ganjar responds to reporters’ questions at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Monday (2/3).
On that meeting, President Jokowi also told them that Indonesia has the capacity to handle the virus since the country is also able to handle MERS and SARS.
Ganjar also called on Kagama members to undertake initiative and encourage innovation to help the recovery of Indonesia’s business sector and economy which affected by the spread of coronavirus. Kagama also affirmed its commitment with the UGM to address the issue of supply chain.
In the meantime, Rector of the UGM Panut Mulyono asserted that the university has cooperated with Sardjito Hospital in providing call center for coronavirus to maximize early detection. The University also increases cleaning frequency in the campus.
The Governor went on to say that to anticipate the outbreak of coronavirus, the regional government has prepared hospitals and deployed medical personnel, including at airports, seaports, and train stations. Central Java regional government will continue to monitor coronavirus risk in the region as the medical personnel recording patients with high body temperature.
“We have to record everything. When a suspected coronavirus patient died (in Semarang), the body was wrapped in plastic and was examined in a laboratory in Jakarta,” he added.
Regarding the impact of coronavirus to the economy, Ganjar said that he seeks an alternative to substitute imported goods from China. He also thanked the President for providing several incentives to business and tourism sectors. (TGH/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : Mia Medyana