The National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo reviewed mass vaccination activities that occurred throughout Indonesia or in the ranks of 34 Polda. On this occasion, Sigit conducted a direct check at the Sorumba Field, South Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi (Sultra), Wednesday (15/12/2021).
Sigit said that this activity is a manifestation of the acceleration of the acceleration of vaccination against Covid-19 in order to achieve the target of 70% of the formation of community immunity, as proclaimed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
“We hope that in the coming period until last week, we can actually reach the 70% target. Like the president’s target, so that the expected immunity of the community is really formed,” said Sigit in his review.
The former Banten Police Chief was grateful to receive a report from the Southeast Sulawesi Regional Police Chief which stated that there was a 49% increase in the acceleration of vaccination. This positive trend, he said. Sigit, must be maintained and improved in the future.
“So we can actually pursue this deficit target of up to 70%. We hope to maintain our ability to control the Covid-19 number at a very good number, the positive number is less than 1, the death rate and our BOR are in a very good position,” said Sigit.
According to the former Police Chief of Criminal Investigation Unit, acceleration of vaccination in order to achieve the target of communal immunity is very important in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Not only that, Sigit stated that the achievement of communal immunity is also one of the efforts to prevent all types of new variants of Covid-19, one of which is Omicron.
“This is very important because we know that currently there are new variants emerging, approximately 72 countries have now been infected with the new Omicron variant. So like it or not, one of the things we have to do is how to accelerate vaccination, especially for people who haven’t had the vaccine, maybe because of fear or because of hoaxes, or because of their activities or because of other things, “said Sigit.
Therefore, Sigit emphasized, to achieve the 70 percent target and prevent the new variant of Covid-19, one must prioritize cooperation or synergy between all parties.
“So, like it or not, this requires very strong cooperation, synergy between the local government at the provincial, district and TNI-Polri levels and the whole community. Including volunteers,” said Sigit.
In addition to accelerating vaccination, Sigit said, discipline in health protocols (prokes) in daily life must also continue to be implemented. With these two things being done, said Sigit, Indonesia will be more prepared to hold all national and international events.
“However, with the new variant, we remain vigilant in maintaining health protocols. And in the future we will face various kinds of G-20 series in which the problem of controlling Covid-19, the problem of Covid-19 growth, is one of the important things to pay attention to, “said Sigit.
By holding national and international events, Sigit emphasized, it will have an impact on Indonesia’s economic growth which continues to increase in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“And Alhamdulillah, hopefully in the fourth quarter it will continue to rise. And this is certainly a new hope for all Indonesian people, especially the Southeast Sulawesi Province. This inevitably requires a synergy of cooperation. So that Covid-19 control continues to run well, maintain health protocols with discipline, and we can encourage economic growth. So then all of this creates an investment climate which will certainly encourage economic growth throughout Indonesia, especially Southeast Sulawesi,” said Sigit.
On that occasion, Sigit expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the people who were enthusiastic about participating in the acceleration of vaccination. According to him, people don’t need to worry about all kinds of hoaxes related to vaccines. According to Sigit, vaccines actually provide immunity, protect themselves and others.
“So once again, don’t hesitate to take part in the vaccination, the staff is ready, the vaccine is ready. It’s just a matter of how people flock to the vaccine booths that have been prepared by the TNI-Polri, Provincial Government and all volunteers,” said Sigit.
While reviewing this, Sigit also took the time to interact directly via virtual to several areas related to vaccination acceleration. He listens to the extent of the process that has been running and provides input.
Among them is to continue to accelerate the acceleration of vaccination in order to meet the 70 percent target so that communal immunity can be formed.
“Please push again to make it better. Of course, the arrangements must be prepared properly so that the achievement of the vaccine is maximized. We want to know what difficulties our colleagues face in achieving the target given by the President. Please report it at the time of anev, so that the achievement of the target can be realized,” said Sigit.
To note, in order to increase vaccination achievements as directed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the National Police carry out vaccinations simultaneously at 3,265 points at 34 Polda throughout Indonesia.