ACTNews, TANGERANG – Covid-19 cases in Indonesia are still soaring. According to Indonesian Ministry of Health, as of Monday (7/5/2021), the number of COVID-19 cases has reached 2,284,084, seeing an increase of 29,745 cases compared to the previous day and breaking the record of daily COVID-19 cases. In fact, it was the second-highest daily COVID-19 cases in the world after India with 34,067 cases.
These surging COVID-19 cases have overwhelmed healthcare workers as they struggle to save the patients while putting their own lives at risk of contracting the virus.
As a form of support for healthcare workers, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) distributed meal packages to the staff of Qadr Hospital in Karawaci Tangerang. Using the Humanity Food Truck, hundreds of meal packages were distributed to the hospital staff that was on duty, Saturday (7/3/2021).
"We thank ACT very much. The meal packages not only relieved our hunger but also boosted our morale so that we can continue to work hard to treat the patients. We hope that ACT can hold similar meal distributions for healthcare workers in other hospitals,” hoped Lesti, one of the Qadr Hospital staff members.
The meal package distribution benefitted not only the healthcare workers but also the local residents and other workers at the hospital. "From the security officers to the office boys, they also tasted the delicious meals from the Humanity Food Truck. During the distribution, we strictly followed the health protocol to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 virus," said Muhamad Irwan Marsudi from ACT Tangerang Regency.
The meal distribution was a manifestation of the Emergency in Solidarity, Save the Nation from The Pandemic movement that ACT launched on July 2. Through this movement, ACT seeks to contribute to saving the condition of people who are being affected by Covid-19, especially during the Java-Bali Emergency Public Activity Restrictions (PPKM Darurat) that is in effect from July 3 to 20. In addition to food aid, ACT also intensifies its medical assistance for the needy.