Govt to Set Price for Private Vaccine for Gotong Royong Program

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  • Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto received an audience from film workers at the Kretagama Workshop of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs on Friday, 19 March 2021. A number of film workers who attended included Triawan Munaf, Mira Lesmana, Dian Sastro, Wicky Olindo, Joko Anwar, Dewinta Hutagaol. , Sunil Samtani, Chand Parwez and Angga Dwimas Sasongko. PHOTO / Coordinating Ministry for the Economy

    Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto received an audience from film workers at the Kretagama Workshop of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs on Friday, 19 March 2021. A number of film workers who attended included Triawan Munaf, Mira Lesmana, Dian Sastro, Wicky Olindo, Joko Anwar, Dewinta Hutagaol. , Sunil Samtani, Chand Parwez and Angga Dwimas Sasongko. PHOTO / Coordinating Ministry for the Economy

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Head of the COVID-19 mitigation and national economic recovery, Airlangga Hartarto, said Monday the Health Ministry would soon set the price for the Gotong Royong vaccine used in the government's private vaccination program. 

    “The Health Ministry will soon issue a policy related to the price of the Gotong Royong vaccine,” said Hartarto in a virtual press conference on May 3. “The industry that will be prioritized is the labor-intensive industry.”

    This program was first introduced by the government to overcome the budget limitations and increase the number of vaccinations by letting vaccines be bought by companies to supply COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees. 

    The Coordinating Economic Minister said the vaccine used for the program woud be the Sinopharm vaccine, as 481,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Indonesia from China on Friday noon last week on April 30. 

    More supplies are scheduled to gradually arrive in Indonesia up to July. He maintained that Sinopharm was committed to providing seven million doses with another optional seven million doses.

    Read: Sinopharm to Supply Private Gotong Royong Vaccination Program

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