IPEMI Ambon City Donates PPE for MRI-ACT Maluku

The Indonesian Muslim Women Entrepreneurs Association (IPEMI) Ambon City donated PPE to Aksi Cepat Tanggap and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Maluku to protect them when they disinfect public places.

Aid handover from IPEMI Ambon to ACT Maluku. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, AMBON – As COVID-19 continues to spread in Maluku, the demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for volunteers also increases. The Indonesian Muslim Women Entrepreneurs Association (IPEMI) Ambon City donated 90 PPE to Aksi Cepat Tanggap and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Maluku on Monday (3/27).

The PPE packages were given to protect the volunteers when disinfecting public places. The PPE packages consisted of pairs of boots, gloves, and raincoats.

"I see the works of our friends MRI and ACT very reliable so we provide PPE to facilitate their works in disinfecting public places,” said Rachmawati Dian Puspitasari Ely, Chairperson of IPEMI Ambon.

Rachmawati also expressed her gratitude to ACT and the volunteers who have participated in disinfecting mosques, churches, schools, and other public facilities. She appreciated the works of the volunteers who have been actively participating in COVID-19 mitigation, including by spraying disinfectant liquid.

Wahab Loilatu, ACT Maluku Branch Manager, thanked IPEMI for providing PPE packages for ACT and MRI volunteers. This is a good step to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Maluku, especially in Ambon City.

"Considering that the number of ODP (People Under Close Surveillance) and PDP (Patients Under Observation) is increasing; we are preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Maluku. Therefore, we continue to take precautionary measures, one of which is spraying disinfectants in public facilities," Wahab said.

He also invited all people to support Together Fighting Corona program because, with the participation of the community, the impact of the movement will be more widespread.

"We invite the public to support and participate with us in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We should stand shoulder to shoulder in mitigating this outbreak. Hopefully, our efforts will also be easier," said Wahab. []