US Donates 400 Additional Ventilators to Indonesia

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 16 September 2020 13:39 WIB
    US Donates 400 Additional Ventilators to Indonesia
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    Jakarta: A total of 400 additional ventilators from the United States (US) arrived in Indonesia, completing the total donation of 1,000 ventilators as promised by President Donald Trump to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

    "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. 


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