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Grundfos Foundation donates funds to Aksi Cepat Tanggap to keep Indonesian health workers safe

Jakarta, September 02, 2020: With the COVID-19 cases increasing the world over as well as in Indonesia, the concern for the safety of the health workers has come to the forefront. The availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the most important elements to support those at the frontline in combating against this pandemic. The Grundfos Foundation, through its community engagement grant is donating funds to a prominent local humanitarian NGO, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) to provide PPE kits to two COVID-19 Referral Hospitals in Jakarta.

The donation went towards procuring high-quality hazmat suits, face shields and surgical standard disposable masks. These PPE kits are being distributed to two referral hospitals - the Persahabatan Hospital in East Jakarta and Tarakan Hospital in Central Jakarta respectively.

“As the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is causing a humanitarian crisis globally, we are indebted to frontline workers who have been confronting the situation to protect the society at large. The Foundation will be working with the Grundfos Indonesia team and ACT to execute the distribution of these PPE kits in Jakarta,” said Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director, Grundfos Foundation.

A few representatives from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Grundfos Indonesia and ACT were involved in the distribution of these PPE kits, all while ensuring social distancing guidelines.

“We understand that health workers are the ones putting their lives on the line every day to care for the patients and we want to help keep them safe. At Grundfos Indonesia, we understand the key role collaboration can play during these unprecedented times. This grant from the Grundfos Foundation, the partnership with ACT, the involvement from the officials from our Ministry of Health and our employees will go a long way in keeping our frontline health workers safe,” said Radinal Rachman Latuconsina, General Manager, Grundfos Indonesia.

“Adequate medical equipment is required to protect health workers who are the most exposed to the risk of COVID-19. A qualified PPE can help avoid human-to-human transmission and reduce secondary infections due to close contacts with health workers and thereby help prevent further spread. We are therefore grateful that the Grundfos Foundation has donated these PPE kits,” said Ibnu Hajar, President, Aksi Cepat Tanggap.

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Grundfos Foundation berikan donasi kepada Aksi Cepat Tanggap untuk bantu tenaga kesehatan Indonesia agar tetap aman

Jakarta, September 02, 2020 - Dengan semakin meningkatnya kasus COVID-19 di seluruh dunia termasuk Indonesia, kepedulian terhadap keselamatan dan keamanan para tenaga kesehatan menjadi hal utama. Ketersediaan Alat Pelindung Diri (APD) merupakan salah satu aspek terpenting untuk mendukung mereka yang berada di garis terdepan melawan pandemi ini. Grundfos Foundation, melalui pendanaan komunitasnya menyalurkan bantuan ke sebuah Lembaga Kemanusiaan lokal bernama Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) dengan menyediakan perlengkapan APD ke dua Rumah Sakit Rujukan COVID-19 di Jakarta.

Donasi tersebut berupa pakaian hazmat berkualitas tinggi, pelindung wajah (face shield), dan masker medis sekali pakai. Bantuan APD ini didistribusikan ke dua Rumah Sakit Rujukan, yakni RS Persahabatan di Jakarta Timur dan RS Tarakan di Jakarta Pusat.

“Wabah COVID-19 menyebabkan krisis kemanusiaan secara global. Sudah semestinya kami turut merasa bertanggung jawab terhadap keselamatan dan keamanan para pekerja garis terdepan, yang senantiasa menghadapi situasi ini untuk melindungi seluruh lapisan masyarakat. Grundfos Foundation bekerjasama dengan tim Grundfos Indonesia dan ACT melaksanakan pendistribusian bantuan APD tersebut di Jakarta,” kata Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Executive Director, Grundfos Foundation.

Beberapa perwakilan dari Kementerian Kesehatan RI, Grundfos Indonesia, dan ACT terlibat dalam kegiatan pendistribusian paket APD ini, sekaligus memastikan penerapan protokol kesehatan dan social distancing.

“Kami mengerti bahwa para tenaga kesehatanlah yang setiap hari mempertaruhkan nyawa demi merawat pasien dan kami ingin membantu serta menjaga mereka agar tetap aman. Di Grundfos Indonesia, kami menyadari betapa pentingnya kolaborasi untuk bisa bersama-sama melewati masa sulit ini. Kami berharap donasi dari Grundfos Foundation, kerjasama dengan ACT, dan keterlibatan Kementerian Kesehatan serta karyawan-karyawan kami dapat membantu menjaga keamanan para tenaga kesehatan di garis terdepan,” ungkap Radinal Rachman Latuconsina, General Manager, Grundfos Indonesia.

“Peralatan medis yang memadai dibutuhkan untuk melindungi para tenaga kesehatan yang memiliki risiko paling tinggi terpapar COVID-19. APD yang memenuhi syarat dapat membantu menghindari penularan antar manusia dan mengurangi infeksi sekunder akibat kontak dekat dengan tenaga kesehatan, dan dengan demikian membantu mencegah penyebaran lebih lanjut. Kami berterima kasih kepada Grundfos Foundation yang telah mendonasikan perlengkapan APD ini,” kata Ibnu Hajar, Presiden Aksi Cepat Tanggap.