Jakarta, 1 April 2020 — Prajogo Pangestu, Founder and Chairman Barito Pacific Group channeled assistance for handling the Covid-19 pandemic worth Rp 30 billion, which was handed over in any stages. This donation was distributed to hospitals in DKI Jakarta, West Java and Banten. Assistance was obtained from two subsidiaries of the Barito Pacific Group, such as Chandra Asri, Star Energy and Bakti Barito Foundation.
President Director of Barito Pacific Group Agus Salim Pangestu said, “We share our empathy and concern for those who are directly affected by this pandemic. This is also in line with the direction of the Founder of Barito Pacific Prajogo Pangestu who wants to participate in helping to ease the burden on the community and government in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic problem."
The medical assistance provided included 45.000 COVID-19 test kits consisting of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid test kits. There are also 120.000 surgical masks and N95 masks, as well as 2 ventilator units (machines to help breathing). Other aids included 60.000 personal protective equipment, dozens of oxygen therapy kits, hundreds of gloves, boots, and other equipment. All of these medical items have been distributed since the end of March and will continue until now and in the future. All of these were distributed by the Bakti Barito Foundation, Chandra Asri and Star Energy.
the Chairperson of Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19, Doni Monardo when reported about this donation last night at the BNPB Jakarta office, expressed his very high appreciation because the steps taken by the Barito Pacific Group through Chandra Asri and Star Energy and the Bakti Barito Foundation were considered to have been successful and right on target and very useful in conditions like these day.
Doni Monardo on this occasion also invited all elements of society, both at the grassroots to the level of officials, entrepreneurs should participate no matter how small, unite to support all government policies in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to Doni Monardo, with the increasing number of patients, most hospitals exceed the existing capacity. Even now they lack medical devices. Therefore, the assistance of Prajogo Pangestu along with the business unit and the Bakti Barito foundation is very helpful, especially now that the equipment is difficult to obtain because the whole world now needs it.
The hospitals that will receive this assistance are:
About Barito Pacific Group
Barito Pacific Group is an integrated energy company in Indonesia with various assets in the energy and industrial sectors. This group has two subsidiaries, Chandra Asri which is engaged in petrochemicals and Star Energy in the geothermal industry and a non-profit foundation, Yayasan Bakti Barito. For more information: www.barito-pacific.com.
For further information please contact:
PT Barito Pacific Tbk.
Phone: (62-21) 530 6711
Fax: (62-21) 530 6680
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