Health Ministry Cooperates with Countries and Private Sector on Oxygen Supply

Wednesday, 21-July-2021 22:00

A worker loads oxygen tubes into a transport vehicle.
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A worker loads oxygen tubes into a transport vehicle.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Health seeks to meet the oxygen needs for COVID-19 patients in various hospitals through cooperation between countries and the private sector.

"The cooperation starts from converting the needs of the gas industry into fulfilling medical oxygen, as well as importing oxygen," said the Health Ministry's COVID-19 Vaccination Spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi when delivering a PPKM press release on the FMB9 YouTube channel, which was monitored from Jakarta, on Wednesday (07/21/2021).

Nadia said the Indonesian government cooperates with all elements of society, entrepreneurs, startup companies, community institutions, and others.

She said the government has also received donations from a number of friendly countries in the form of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, and liquid oxygen. "The aid have arrived from Singapore, Australia, Temasek, Indorama, Shopee, Pertamina, and Tanoto, among others," Nadia said.

Nadia hopes that the need for oxygen in the country can continue to be added to meet the needs of health care facilities.

She also reminded the hospitals to keep updating the oxygen supply in the online hospital information system regularly.

"We also encourage the Oxygen Task Force to become a coordination forum at the provincial and district/city levels, including ensuring that escorts on travel routes are tightened," she said, as reported by Antara.

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