Merdeka.com – Riau Governor Syamsuar was contacted by President Joko Widodo to ask about the handling of COVID-19 in Riau. Not wanting to waste this opportunity, Syamsuar immediately asked for help with vaccine doses for the community. Because, so far the corona vaccine received by Riau is still lacking.
“Yesterday, Mr. President Jokowi called me and asked how the Covid-19 treatment is being handled in Riau. What can be helped? Then, I answered, what needs help now is vaccines. Because the people of Riau are very enthusiastic about getting vaccinated,” said Syamsuar to merdeka.com Sunday (15/8).
After hearing Syamsuar’s complaint, Jokowi promised to immediately send the vaccine. In fact, medicines and medical equipment for Covid patients will also be sent.
“The President immediately responded, he will also help with oxygen concentrators and medicines,” said Syamsuar.
Syamsuar admits that the current conditions in Riau are in dire need of oxygen concentrators, because they are in an archipelago.
Syamsuar said that currently the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda) of Riau Province is incessantly implementing the vaccination program. However, due to the limited number of vaccine stocks, in the end many people have not been vaccinated.
“We, together with the Riau Regional Chief of Staff, Danrem, and Kajati and other Forkompimda are actively vaccinating the community. But because the number of vaccines is limited, we are overwhelmed,” said Syamsuar.
Meanwhile, based on a report from the Riau Health Office, Saturday (14/8) in Riau Province there were an additional 1,072 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Good news, there are an additional 1,323 COVID-19 patients who have been declared cured. The sad news is that 31 patients have died due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the protection of the COVID-19 vaccine in Riau Phase I, II and III for health workers, the elderly and public servants, among others.
Achievement of COVID-19 vaccination for Health Workers with a target of 32,923 people, with the first dose of vaccination of 36,128 (109.7%), the second dose of vaccination of 33,638 (102.2%) and the third dose of vaccination of 2,459 (7.5%).
The implementation of COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly with a target of 322,466 people, with the first dose of vaccination of 47,814 (14.83%) and the second dose of vaccination of 34,666 (10.75%).
The achievement of Covid-19 vaccination for public servants with a target of 349,418 people, with the first dose of vaccination of 524,161 (150.01%) and the second dose of vaccination of 365,883 (104.71%).
Achievement of COVID-19 vaccination for the general public with a target of 3,451,350 people, with the first dose of vaccination being 304,543 (8.82%) and the second dose of vaccination being 195,486 (5.66%).
Achievement of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women with a target of 0 people, with the first dose of vaccination being 114 (0.00%) and the second dose of vaccination being 2 (0.00%).
Achievement of the Covid-19 vaccination for Disabilities with a target of 0 people, with the first dose of vaccination being 93 (0.00%) and the second dose of vaccination being 1 (0.00%).
The achievement of COVID-19 vaccination for people aged 12-17 years with a target of 684,190 people, with the first dose of vaccination 18,692 (2.73%) and the second dose of vaccination 6,976 (1.02%). [de]