They even requested whether or not Indonesia has its personal vaccine manufacturing facility. I answered no, we do not have our personal vaccine manufacturing facility, however we lobbied all producers to get as many vaccines as attainable
Jakarta (ANTARA) – A variety of world well being figures praised Indonesia’s efficiency in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic on the G20 Well being Ministers Assembly in Rome, Italy, on September 5-6, 2021, Well being Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has mentioned.
“I mentioned that Indonesia has now vaccinated 69 million folks. And the primary one who was shocked was the Italian Well being Minister, as they’ve 57 million inhabitants,” mentioned Sadikin whereas attending a digital webinar on the ‘Position of Respiratory Well being for 76 Years of Indonesia’s Independence’, which was streamed by Jakarta’s Persahabatan Hospital on YouTube on Thursday.
The G20 Well being Ministers Assembly was attended by plenty of figures from the well being sector, together with Director Common of the World Well being Group (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, representatives of the United Nations Kids’s Fund (UNICEF), CEO of World Fund, and well being ministers of a number of nations, Sadikin knowledgeable.
On the discussion board, Sadikin mentioned that Indonesia had adopted Germany’s achievement within the quantity of people that had been vaccinated towards COVID-19.
“They even requested whether or not Indonesia has its personal vaccine manufacturing facility. I answered no, we do not have our personal vaccine manufacturing facility, however we lobbied all producers to get as many vaccines as attainable,” he added.
He then expressed his gratitude to plenty of well being ministers from a number of nations in Europe and America for his or her vaccine donations to Indonesia, which totaled greater than 40 million doses.
The minister mentioned that vaccinations in Indonesia have at present reached a mean of 1.3 million to 1.4 million doses per day as towards the goal of two million doses per day, as requested by President Joko Widodo.
“Due to this fact, we are actually in sixth place globally, after China, India, America, Brazil, Japan, each based mostly on the variety of folks injected and the variety of injections,” he disclosed.
He mentioned plenty of nations taking part within the assembly additionally praised the decline within the variety of COVID-19 instances in Indonesia by round 92 % from the height determine on July 15, 2021.
“Different nations praised this decline as one thing extraordinary. Then I mentioned that this achievement was due to the exhausting work of all events,” Sadikin remarked.
Nevertheless, the minister famous through the occasion that SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and all its new variants are viruses which are troublesome to foretell. Even some nations which have vaccinated numerous their inhabitants equivalent to the US and Japan, might report a spike in instances once more, he mentioned.
“The variety of instances is increased than earlier than. I additionally suppose the US has greater than 150 thousand new instances per day. In the meantime, (infections in) Japan have additionally reached 5 occasions increased than earlier than,” he mentioned.
Sadikin mentioned that the assembly additionally mentioned the nation’s means to watch virus mutations by entire genome sequencing (WGS).
“We have completed WGS very effectively. We used to do 140 WGS in 9 months. Now, we’re most likely doing 1,500-1,700 WGS in a month, with a a lot better technique,” he knowledgeable.
The minister additionally mentioned that Indonesia could be very critical about implementing the well being protocols and the 3Ts (testing, tracing, and therapy). The efforts have elevated to eight occasions in comparison with December 2020, he famous.
“I bear in mind the preliminary testing that reached 20 thousand to 30 thousand samples in in the future, which most likely concerned 20 thousand folks. Now the variety of testing has reached 220 thousand – 250 thousand per day, involving round 130 thousand to 150 thousand folks per day,” mentioned the minister.
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