Maret 23, 2020

Phapros Provides Multivitamins and Hand Sanitizers to Central Java Provincial Health Office as an Attempt of Suppressing the COVID-19 Spread

Semarang, 23rd of March 2020 - PT Phapros Tbk (PEHA) - subsidiary to PT Kimia Farma Tbk (KAEF)- has done numerous efforts in order to stop the coronavirus outbreak. One of many efforts the company has carried out is the handover of multivitamins and hand sanitizers to Central Java Provincial Health Office.

Barokah Sri Utami, the President Director of PEHA, explained that 100 boxes of Becefort and 100 litres worth of hand sanitizers have been delivered to the public health office, which will be distributed later to the suspected and affected areas as an attempt to halt the coronavirus spread.

“ We may realize that hand sanitizers and multivitamins are now the most wanted products here in this unfavorable situation, so we try to continuously fulfill the people their medical needs to protect themselves from Covid-19 transmission,” said Ganjar Pranowo, the Governor of Central Java in the event of handover ceremony at Central Java Provincial Health Office.

Barokah also said that although Covid-19 is currently endemic in Indonesia, she confirmed that the  activities at the Phapros Production Plant -which located in Simongan, Semarang- are still operating normally.

“We now have a special protocol to mitigate the Covid-19 transmission in our workplace. Specifically for employees, we have implemented “Work From Home” initiative in a structured manner. In the meantime, our business activities at the plant continue to run normally. We are still producing medicines and multivitamins. We also facilitate our employees with influenza shots, face masks, hand sanitizers, and vitamins to minimize the risk of transmitting the disease”  Barokah added.

Director of Finance, Human Capital and General Affairs, Heru Marsono, has been giving the employees and stakeholders instruction to implement “Social Distancing”, not leaving the house unless there are urgent matters, maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, continuously wash hands after visiting public areas, avoid stress and alcoholic beverages, and eat only nutritious food.

On the other hand, the Head of the Central Java Provincial Health Office, Yulianto Prabowo, who received the aid directly and witnessed by the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, said that he appreciated the assistance Phapros provided.

“We are grateful for the immediate aid by Phapros. Multivitamins and Hand Sanitizers are very much needed by the people in the community amid the limited supply of these products on the market.” Yulianto said in the ceremony.

Previously, Yulianto said that as of Sunday (22/3) the total of Covid-19 cases in Central Java has grown to 14 cases, in which 3 of them died of the disease. Based on these data, Ganjar Pranowo continues to appeal for regional heads of the afflicted areas to track potentially contracted patients, and campaign for a clean and healthy lifestyle.