The oxygen concentrators can be used especially for confirmed COVID-19 patients in areas far from access to oxygen suppliers
Marabahan, Kalsel (ANTARA) - PT Adaro Indonesia offered assistance through the provision of 300 oxygen concentrators to 19 hospitals in the regions of Kalimantan and Sumatra to treat COVID-19 patients in need of oxygen.

Chairman of the Adaro Bangun Negeri Foundation Okty Damayanti stated that apart from being distributed to 19 hospitals, the oxygen concentrators were also handed out to 10 Adaro clinics in South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, and South Sumatra.

"The oxygen concentrators can be used especially for confirmed COVID-19 patients in areas far from access to oxygen suppliers," Damayanti remarked.

In collaboration with the Satriabudi Dharma Setia Foundation (YSDS), Adaro has ensured that this assistance of oxygen concentrators simplifies the patients' requirements for oxygen since it is easy to transport to his or her location, does not require complex handling, and does not require refilling.

In addition to distributing oxygen concentrators, YSDS will disseminate information on using them, so that oxygen concentrators can be used optimally.

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The 300 oxygen concentrators will be distributed in coordination with subsidiaries in South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan: Adaro Indonesia, SaptaIndra Sejati, and Balangan Coal.

In addition, Adaro logistics, Makmur Sejahtera Wisesa, Tanjung Power Indonesia, Adaro Metcoal Companies, and Mustika Indah Permai are tasked with the distribution in South Sumatra.

One of the hospitals that received the oxygen concentrator assistance was H Abdul Aziz Marabahan Hospital in Barito Kuala District.

The assistance of 10 oxygen concentrators was directly received by the hospital's Director Dr. Fathurrahman on Tuesday.

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External Relations Section Head of Adaro Logistics Andrianto Rezka explained that this assistance is a form of the company’s support for hospitals in handling COVID-19 patients.

"Adaro provides support to hospitals to accelerate the handling of COVID-19," Rezka stated.

Adaro's support of oxygen concentrators is expected to help patients exposed to the corona virus and in dire need of oxygen.

"This year, the Adaro Group will distribute one thousand oxygen concentrators worth Rp12.6 billion through the Adaro Berjuang program for Indonesia," he stated.

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The assistance of oxygen concentrators is expected to reduce the need for large quantities of oxygen cylinders.

Dr Fathurahman also lauded the company for the oxygen concentrator assistance provided.

"Thank you, this assistance is very useful for patients in need," Fathurrahman remarked.

Furthermore, he expressed hope that the oxygen concentrators would improve the progress in recovery of the patients.

On the same day, Adaro distributed oxygen concentrators in several areas, such as Tanah Laut District, East Barito District, and South Barito District.

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Translator: Ulul M/Herlina L, Resinta S
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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