Barito Pacific donates Rp 30 billion worth of medical devices to hospitals

first_imgTopics : Diversified petrochemical giant PT Barito Pacific Tbk plans to donate Rp 30 billion (US$1.8 million) worth of medical devices to help a number of hospitals in Jakarta, Banten and West Java treat COVID-19 patients.Funds sourced from the company’s two subsidiaries, petrochemical company PT Chandra Asri and geothermal company Star Energy Holding Pte Ltd., as well as its Yayasan Bakti Barito foundation, would be used to buy medical devices for hospitals in Jakarta, West Java and Banten. The two subsidiaries are also to be in charge of channeling the donations.“We prioritize and are concerned for those who are directly affected by this pandemic,” Barito Pacific president director Agus Salim Pangestu said in a written statement issued on Wednesday, adding that the founder of the company, Prajogo Pangestu, wanted to help alleviate the burden caused by the pandemic. The medical devices, which are to be distributed gradually, will include 45,000 COVID-19 test kits, consisting of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid test kits, 120,000 surgical and N95 masks, two ventilators, 60,000 protective overalls, dozens of pieces of oxygen therapy equipment and hundreds of gloves, boots and other items. The medical supplies have been distributed since the end of March and will continue until the foreseeable future.Indonesia’s COVID-19 task force chief, Doni Monardo, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, expressed gratitude for the donations and asked other members of society to support the government’s policies for dealing with the health crisis as the number of patients continues to grow, even exceeding the capacity of existing hospitals.He added that there was a shortage of medical equipment and difficulty in attaining it, which was why donations like the ones given by Barito Pacific mattered.Currently, the hospitals listed to receive the help are the Sulianti Saroso Hospital, Harapan Kita Hospital, Persahabatan Hospital, Carolus Hospital and Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital in Jakarta, the Cilegon General Hospital, Serang General Hospital and Krakatau Medika Hospital in Banten and the Cibinong Bogor General Hospital, Al Ihsan Bandung Hospital, Hasan Sadikin Bandung Hospital, Syamsudin Sukabumi General Hospital and Slamet Garut General Hospital in West Java. (ydp)last_img read more

Eto’o still holds AFCON highest goals record – CAF

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has confirmed that no player scored more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian legend netted a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in. read also:Step up your game, Eto’o urges Chukwueze Eto’o was among the Cameroon team that won back to back AFCON titles in 2000 and 2002. He also took part in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), scoring at least a goal in each of them, which is also a record (scoring in six different AFCON editions) that he shares with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.center_img Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Pokou (14 goals).Advertisement Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?last_img read more