VP Amin reviews booster vaccination, free medical drive in Banten

VP Amin reviews booster vaccination, free medical drive in Banten

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin visits social service operations in Banten province, on Friday (May 27, 2022). (ANTARA/HO-Press, Media, and Information Bureau of the Vice President's Secretariat/uyu)

The activity also provided general, pediatrics, and internal medicine health services...
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin reviewed the administration of booster vaccinations and provision of free medical treatment on the 129th death anniversary of national scholar Sheikh Nawawi Al-Bantani, in Banten on Friday.

The information was conveyed by the head of the national police’s medical and health center, Asep Hendradiana, in a statement released by the Press, Media, and Information Bureau of the Vice President's Secretariat here on Friday.

"All praises be to God as a health social service activity had been carried out well this morning, which was attended by the vice president and Mrs. Wury Ma'ruf Amin. It was also implemented as part of the series of the 76th anniversary (events) of Bhayangkara," he said.

The activity was held jointly by the Health Ministry, National Police’s Medical and Health Center Team, Banten Regional Police’s Health Team, Banten Provincial Health Office, and the Indonesian Military (TNI) Health Service, he added.

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The activity aimed to administer booster vaccinations to nearly one thousand people, he disclosed. Pfizer vaccines were used at the activity.

"The activity also provided general, pediatrics, and internal medicine health services as well as disbursed basic necessities assistance from the chief of Banten Regional Police,” Hendradiana remarked.

Furthermore, he said that the activity demonstrated the Vice President's concern regarding the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is expected that the community will continue to comply with the health protocols, take care of themselves, and protect the environment, thus we can get through the pandemic well," he stated.

"If it is found that the participants of the activity suffer from a chronic disease, they will be referred to the Bhayangkara Banten Regional Police Hospital," the official added.

As of May 26, 2022, the booster vaccination rate in the province has almost reached 24 percent. Booster vaccinations have also begun to be provided to Indonesian migrant workers as well as Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.

"The service aims to benefit the community and encourage the people to get booster vaccinations," Hendradiana added.
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