DENPASAR – The Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, received appreciation from the community to the Big Family of the Indonesian Chinese Association (INTI) Bali and the INTI Healthy Bali Club (IKBS). Because it has facilitated the vaccination of 10,000 citizens of the Chinese community (INTI) at the Hongkong Garden Restaurant, Denpasar.
On Friday (21/5), the number of residents who participated in the mass vaccination reached 3,000 people. While waiting to be vaccinated, residents who were sitting in line suddenly stood up and immediately gave a positive response and thanked the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster while observing the mass vaccinations at the Hongkong Garden Restaurant.
Accompanied by the Mayor of Denpasar, I Gusti Ngurah Jaya Negara, and Chairman of the Bali Chinese Indonesian Association (INTI), Sudiarta Indrajaya, the Governor of Koster immediately greeted residents with strict health protocols (Prokes). He invited residents to always use masks during the vaccination process.
On this occasion, the number one person in the Bali Provincial Government said that he deliberately conducted a review of this mass vaccination activity, after carrying out prayers at the Penataran Agung Besakih Temple, Karangasem. So that we know firsthand the implementation of this mass vaccination with the hope that it will run smoothly.
“I just finished praying at the Penataran Agung Besakih Temple to ask for prayers and guidance so that Jagat and Krama Bali are safe, healthy, comfortable, safe, and peaceful. Also, ask for prayers so that the COVID-19 pandemic can be handled properly so that tourism and the economy of Bali can revive. Therefore, I must ensure that the mass vaccination activities in Bali, especially in Denpasar, run smoothly, “he explained.
On this occasion, the Governor of Bali said that on May 20, 2021, Bali again received an additional vaccine allocation from the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. The total number of vaccines received reached 2,318,580 doses from the target of 6,000,000 doses (38.3%).
“I give priority to vaccines for Denpasar and Badung with the highest allocation, namely Denpasar with 467,808 doses; Badung 465,100 doses; Gianyar 233,200 doses; Buleleng 188,240 doses; Karangasem 169,000 doses; Tabanan 142,700 doses; Jembrana 116,120 doses; Klungkung 105,700 doses; Bangli 82,480 doses; and Bali Province as many as 348,232 doses, “he explained.
Meanwhile, the total population who had been vaccinated was 1,592,110 people. Consisting of the first injection of 1,120,640 people, and the second injection of 471,470 people.
This former member of the DPR-RI 3 Period from the PDI-P Faction stated that he was present among residents who would undergo vaccinations to encourage health workers who continue to struggle to serve the community to avoid COVID-19 transmission. “I also invite the public to continue to implement the Prokes according to the Circular of the Minister of Home Affairs and the Circular of the Governor of Bali,” he said.
Furthermore, the Governor of Koster who is an ITB graduate said that until now the vaccination activity on the island of Bali is still ongoing, targeting community groups including the elderly, public servants (security officers, government employees, transportation officers, tourism actors, supermarkets, market traders. , Educators, Ngurah Rai Airport Staff, Port Employees, Banking Employees, Religious Figures, People’s Representatives, State Officials, Athletes, and Journalists, ed) to Urban Communities. “Achieving the vaccination target depends on the number of vaccines allocated by the central government for Bali, given its limited availability.
For this reason, I am working hard so that Bali gets a sufficient allocation to accelerate the formation of community immunity to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This achievement is very important to build public trust in the framework of economic recovery and tourism in Bali, “he explained.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Indonesian Chinese Association (INTI) Bali, Sudiarta Indrajaya, on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the Governor of Koster. This is because the Bali Provincial Government has facilitated the AstraZeneca vaccine doses to make the mass vaccination activities across communities reach 10,000 people successfully.
This mass vaccination was held as an effort to support the strategic program of the Bali Provincial Government which has a target of 70 percent of COVID-19 vaccinations, to create a green zone. “For this collaboration, the Indonesian World Records Museum conferred us (the Association of Indonesian Chinese-Balinese and IKBS, ed) for the record of Covid-19 Vaccination to the Most Cross Community Members,” he concluded.