Food Aid for Healthcare Workers Treating COVID-19 Patients

ACT distributed 700 meal packages for medical workers at Persahabatan Hospital, East Jakarta. In addition to providing meal, ACT also provided rice for non-medical hospital staff.

The Humanity Food Truck crew packing meal packages to be distributed to the ranks of medical officers last Friday (3/20).

ACTNews, JAKARTA - Aksi Cepat Tanggap distributed around 700 meal packages to healthcare workers in Persahabatan General Central Hospital, East Jakarta on Friday (3/10) as a form of support for healthcare workers who are struggling to treat COVID-19 patients.

"We made approximately 700 meal packages for the healthcare workers at Persahabatan Hospital. This is ACT's form of support for healthcare workers," said Wagiman, Humanity Food Truck Coordinator at the Persahabatan Hospital that day.

The assistance was received directly by Lilis Mujiati, Staff from the Nutrition Department of Persahabatan Hospital. Lilis appreciated this assistance. According to Lilis, medical staff became busier since the COVID-19 spread in Indonesia.

Waqf Rice from the Humanity Rice Truck being packed. (ACTNews / Reza Mardhani)

"We are grateful, Alhamdulillah, for receiving assistance. We will distribute these packages to the healthcare workers, especially those exposed (to the COVID-19 patients). If the amount is enough, we will give it to all workers. Although they may not be exposed, they are in this environment too. We have received a lot of assistance, including from ACT today and we are also grateful, "said Lilis.

In addition to medical staff, ACT also distributed 100 rice packages from Humanity Rice Truck to other workers in the hospital, including technicians and security officers. One of them was Kristian Haris, a non-medical staff at Persahabatan Hospital.

"Thank you very much for the support from ACT, for the rice given to our workmates here. It is amazing. All workers here are busy, but we are trying our best so that the country can recover from this virus outbreak," said Kristian.

The aid distribution had been carried out since Thursday (3/19) at the Persahabatan Hospital. In addition, aid distribution also took place at Dr. Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital, North Jakarta. Wagiman hoped that ACT can continue providing assistance for the workers at the hospitals.

"We have carried out this action since Thursday, and we hope that in the future the benefactors will continue to support us in facing this coronavirus pandemic," hoped Wagiman. []