"This donation complements the Indonesian government's ongoing efforts to combat covid-19 and demonstrates the United States' continued commitment to leading a global response to this unprecedented crisis - at home and around the world, together with our friends and allies," said the Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Indonesia Heather Variava in a press release on Wednesday.
To date, more than 400 ventilators have been distributed to various hospitals in various regions in Indonesia.
The US government, through USAID, will continue to work with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to facilitate the distribution of ventilators to 34 provinces as well as provide training to health workers.
According to the US official, ventilators are just one form of the US Embassy 's emergency assistance to Indonesia.
Over the past 20 years, USAID has invested more than USD1 billion or Rp14 trillion in Indonesia's health sector, building a solid foundation for a more effective covid-19 response.