The planned production of oxygen has currently reached the trial stage at the Priok Power Generation, Operation and Maintenance Services Unit (POMU) in North Jakarta, PT Indonesia Power operations director Hanafi Nur Rifa said in a written statement released on Thursday.
"In the not so distant future, Indonesia Power in Priok POMU will produce oxygen for various purposes, particularly (to meet the) demand from medical workers," he added.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PT Indonesia Power Priok POMU has also extended assistance for COVID-19 patients at the Persahabatan General Hospital, he informed.
The assistance includes shrouds, coffins, disinfectants, and prayer textbooks, he said.
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PT Indonesia Power Priok POMU general manager Suparlan said the assistance extended to the hospital is part of the Priok POMU's commitment to support the government in handling COVID-19 cases.
"This is the commitment of the company to support the government's efforts to face this pandemic," he remarked.
He said the assistance was handed over to the hospital during an online event to avoid crowding amid the enforcement of public mobility restrictions (PPKM).
Director of planning, organization and general affairs of Persahabatan Hospital, Dr. Yudhaputra Tristanto, thanked PT Indonesia Power for the assistance.
"Thank you, Indonesia Power. We accept the assistance from Indonesia Power. Several of the assistance is very helpful for us. Anyway, the assistance will help us provide services to the public," he said.
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