Head of the National COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo (right) symbolically received 100 Ventilators from Allaster Cox, the Australian chargé d'affaires to Indonesia, at Graha BNPB, Jakarta, Friday. (bpn/KOMBEN BNPB/ Ranti Kartikaningrum D)
Head of the National COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo (right) symbolically received 100 Ventilators from Allaster Cox, the Australian chargé d'affaires to Indonesia, at Graha BNPB, Jakarta, Friday. (bpn/KOMBEN BNPB/ Ranti Kartikaningrum D)

JAKARTA (BPN) – Indonesian has received 100 ventilators from the Australian Government for COVID-19 handling that arrived in the country on Wednesday.

“On behalf of the Indonesian Government we are very appreciative and grateful for the assistance from the Australian Government in accelerating the handling of COVID-19 in Indonesia,” said Doni Monardo, Head of National COVID-19 Task Force, in Jakarta, Friday.

Those ventilators are part of critical medical and laboratory equipment packages worth IDR 4 billion to support the response and recovery from COVID-19 in Indonesia.

Besides, the assistance is also part of Australia’s commitment to work with Indonesia in accelerating health, humanitarian, and economic responses and recovery need in Indonesia.

Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan said that Australia stood alongside Indonesia in the war against COVID-19.

“The pandemic has profoundly affected the Indo-Pacific region and Australia will continue to work in partnership with Indonesia to minimize the impact of COVID-19,” Ambassador Quinlan said.

“The 100 non-invasive ventilators, associated medical supplies and laboratory equipment, delivered to Indonesia’s National Taskforce, will help front-line medical staff provide life-saving assistance and support laboratory staff with essential supplies.”

 

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