TEMPO.CO, Bogor - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo summoned Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto on Wednesday, July 21, to the Bogor Palace, West Java. Bima said he reported several things to the President regarding the handling of Covid-19 in the city.
According to Bima, he conveyed the whole situation about the importance of focusing on residents who are in Covid-19 self-isolation.
“I explain that 85 percent of the residents who died in self-isolation in Bogor have not been vaccinated. So this confirms that the Sinovac vaccine is effective,” said Bima on Thursday, July 22.
Bima also said that the city administration had established a volunteer group to monitor residents in self-isolation. He added that the city is strengthening the logistical aid for families who are exposed to Covid-19 and are self-isolating.
“The President supports this because it is in line with the central task force’s goal to focus on the poor,” said the Bogor Mayor.
In the meeting, Mayor Bima Arya also suggested to President Jokowi about the medical oxygen supply, health workers, and medicine supply. “Bogor administration has also collaborated with the Rector of IPB (the Bogor Institute of Agriculture) to develop a concentrator machine that is able to produce 50 oxygen tanks per day,” he said.
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