National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo attends a simultaneous vaccination acceleration activity at the Dome Bale Rame Building, Bandung Regency, West Java, on Friday (7/1/2022). The acceleration is also carried out throughout Indonesia.
On that occasion, Sigit emphasized the mandatory requirements to support the Indonesian Government’s policy on Face-to-face Learning (PTM) for children. According to Sigit, there are two things that must be met in order to implement the policy, namely, the vaccination target for the general public must be 70 percent and the elderly group must be 60 percent.
“The current government has given a 100 percent PTM policy, of course, to implement 100 percent PTM and vaccinate children, the target of achieving 70 percent vaccination for the general public and 60 percent for the elderly must be met,” Sigit said at a press conference.
The former Banten Police Chief explained that the face-to-face teaching and learning process is very important. Considering, almost two years since the Covid-19 Pandemic, the nation’s generation has lost that momentum.
But on the other hand, Sigit stated, in order to realize face-to-face learning, there must be health insurance and immunity for children from the dangers of exposure to the corona virus. One of them is by giving vaccine injections.
Strengthening immunity to children, said Sigit, will also provide health insurance for parents and people in their family environment. So, there is no need to worry about the emergence of a family cluster when the 100 percent PTM is implemented.
“We want our children to be face-to-face soon. But on the other hand, we must make sure that our children have been vaccinated or immunized. So it has immunity and immunity. So that when carrying out safe activities you do not become a carrier because when you return you usually meet your parents, grandmother or grandfather. And they also have a vulnerable position if they are not given immunizations or vaccinations,” said the former Police Chief of Criminal Investigation Unit.
Furthermore, Sigit explained, vaccination increases a person’s immunity and can also prevent or reduce fatalities from the dangers of Covid-19 variants, such as Delta and Omicron. Therefore, Sigit said, acceleration is a challenge for all stakeholders to continue to accelerate vaccination.
“Because from the examination of people who have been vaccinated they are exposed to a new variant, the symptoms that are then obtained are usually OTG or mild symptoms. This means that the vaccine really provides protection to the community against the attack of the existing variants, either Delta or Omicron,” said Sigit.
Meanwhile, Sigit conveyed, by continuing to accelerate vaccination, it could maintain the positive trend of the current Covid-19 growth rate in Indonesia which can be controlled properly.
“This all has to be done because indeed, Alhamdulillah for almost 167 days we were able to maintain the Covid-19 number, we can control it to be at the positivity rate below 1 then BOR is also currently still under control at number three. This means that this figure can all happen because of the hard work of all stakeholder elements from the TNI, Polri, Regional Government, Health Office, volunteers and colleagues who are members. So that the acceleration of vaccination is carried out properly. Alhamdulillah, the result is 167 days, the number of Covid-19 can be controlled, “said Sigit.
With the control of the Covid-19 number, according to Sigit, it will become an important capital related to community activities. In addition, Indonesia will be more prepared to face national and international events. Thus, Indonesia’s economic growth activity will continue to improve in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I still urge you to continue to implement the health protocols even though they have been vaccinated. Because these two things are the main keys. Discipline towards health care even though you have been vaccinated and stay alert, don’t ignore it, don’t be careless. Because some areas of other countries the increase was because the discipline of the process began to decrease. Thank you for the hard work of all stakeholders,” said Sigit.
In his review, Sigit also took the time to conduct an interactive dialogue with all Polda ranks. He gave instructions on the acceleration of vaccination and the enforcement of health protocols to continue to be implemented.