Gajah Tunggal Group Donates 6 Million Masks to UID Facing COVID-19

JAKARTA - As a form of concern and support for the government's efforts to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai or also known as United in Diversity (UID) donated 6 million pieces of medical masks for handling acceleration COVID-19 by the task force at the central and regional levels. For the first stage, on Friday (8/05) as many as 2 million masks were handed over to the Chairman of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo.

Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai or UID is a foundation that is co-founded by Gajah Tunggal Group. Founded in 2003, this foundation has a mission to bridge cooperation between the three sectors of society to achieve a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future.

"Regarding the import procedures that we went through, we handed over 2 million medical masks at this initial stage. As for the remaining 4 million medical masks, we will propose further, "said the President of UID Foundation, Mrs. Tuti Hadiputranto when delivering the aid at the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) headquarters in Jakarta.

Mrs. Hadiputranto said the handover of donations to the COVID-19 Task Force was part of the 6 million medical masks prepared by this business group to also be handed over to the regional government, as well as institutions and social organizations that participated in handling the COVID-19 pandemic countermeasures. It is hoped that all these donations can be realized as soon as possible.

Submission of the donations soon followed to a number of local governments with a total of 1.5 million masks, 700,000 masks for the Police and TNI, 300.000 masks for PMI, and also 1.5 million masks donated through community organizations, including PP Muhammadiyah and PB NU.

President Director of PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk, Mr. Sugeng Rahardjo, said that his side always tried to care and contribute to handling humanitarian problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance of 6 million medical masks is the second contribution. Previously, assistance had been given in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Bali Province COVID-19 Task Force and a number of hospitals on the 'Dewata Island'.

Mr. Rahardjo said, that he was optimistic that the government along with all components of society, including the business world, would be able to overcome the spread of COVID-19 so that all people's lives could soon return to normal as before. He invited the public to follow the government's decision regarding social distancing and work from home (WFH).

As is known the government has worked hard to work to limit the spread of the COVID-19. Some regions have even implemented large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) to ensure the application of social distancing and work from home (WFH).


Posted on 08 May 2020.