ACTNews, NORTH JAKARTA – Covid-19 in Jakarta is in dire condition as active cases continue to increase. The number of Covid-19 infections in Jakarta is almost close to 100,000, or ten times the number of COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta.
To reduce the number of infections, the government has implemented an Emergency Public Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM). This must be done even though it feels hard especially for the impoverished community.
Seeing this condition, PT Pertamina Persero (Integrated Terminal Jakarta) moved swiftly in helping the community. In collaboration with Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) North Jakarta, the team distributed assistance in the Tugu Selatan area, Koja District, North Jakarta, on Wednesday (7/14/2021). The distribution was also carried out directly with the North Jakarta Social Service's Youth Disaster Preparedness Unit.
PT. Pertamina Persero Integrated Terminal Jakarta and ACT North Jakarta provided hundreds of packages in the form of staple foods, medicines, and vitamins for residents who were undergoing self-isolation. Tugu Selatan area is RING I, which is an area close to the company's operational area. Therefore, according to I Gusti Putu Octavio as Senior Supervisor HSSE PT. Pertamina Persero (Integrated Terminal Jakarta), it is their responsibility to contribute to the region.
"Through the 'Kampung Safety (Safety Village)', we plan to assist the friends of Kelompok Siaga Bencana Tugu Selatan (KSB) in their activities towards disaster prevention and management. In the moment of handling Covid-19, our friends from KSB immediately came down to help people affected by Covid-19, "said Putu.
Branch Manager of ACT North Jakarta, Mohamad Irfan, hopes that this act of kindness can also expand to other areas in the future. "We are grateful that at this time ACT North Jakarta can be a part of the collaboration to help communities affected by Covid-19. In this action, we also send necessities such as Waqf Rice and Waqf Drinking Water to residents who are self-isolating. Hopefully, through this movement, more people will be helped," said Mohamad Irfan.