Jakarta – On Friday (29/5) the Korindo Group donated 3,500 hazmat suits to the Regional General Hospitals (RSUD) in the Regencies of Merauke, Boven Digoel, and Mappi to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Papua.
The hazmat suits, which are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that consists of an impermeable whole-body garment worn, serve as protection. The suits are intended to help prevent health workers in the region from being exposed to COVID-19.
The donation from Korindo came as a response to the Papua’s Covid-19 Task Force announcement stating that 34 medical workers had had direct contact with the virus recently.
“These suits are our way of showing appreciation towards the medical personnel facing the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robert Seung, Senior Vice Chairman of the Korindo Group.
To formalize the donation, Mr. Seung met with representatives of the 3 Regencies at the Wisma Korindo Building in Jakarta on Friday (29/5). One of the representatives, Mr. Lutfi Prabantara, Boven Digeol, shared some words of gratitude with Korindo.
“We want to thank Korindo for this donation. We are sure this will help in the fight against COVID-19 and, hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon and all activities will go back to normal,” said Prabantara.
The hazmat suits provided by Korindo will be distributed to the Regencies with the support of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB).
In April, Korindo had secured and donated 120,000 masks to the residents of Papua despite the shortage of masks that Indonesia was facing. The BNPB distributed 120,000 masks.