The COVID-19 vaccinator candidates comprised 955 members of the police and 217 members of the national army. Of the 955 members of the police force, 255 are health workers and 700 are non-medical personnel. In the meantime, of the 217 soldiers, 10 are health workers and 207 are non-medical personnel.
The participants attended the training held virtually on Tuesday.
At the opening of the TNI-Polri COVID-19 Vaccination Battalion training at the NTB Regional Police Headquarters in Mataram, NTB Regional Police Chief Inspector General Mohammad Iqbal affirmed that the army and police personnel, trained to serve as COVID-19 vaccination officers, will become part of the special battalion.
"This battalion will later be considered as a special force that will fight the massive spread of the corona virus," Iqbal remarked.
The COVID-19 vaccinator battalion, comprising health and non-health workers, will be stationed in districts and cities to offer assistance in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
"The national army and police will assist the government in conducting massive vaccinations. Through the vaccinator battalion, the vaccination campaign is expected to be implemented smoothly," Iqbal stated.
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