Report: Teguh| Editor: Faisal
TIMUR MEDIA – Corona or Covid-19 countermeasures are the main concern. Therefore the North Penajam Paser Regency Regional Representative Council approved the district government to provide a budget of Rp 5.9 billion.
This is a serious effort to break the virus chain in PPU.
North Penajam Paser Regency DPRD Chairman Jon Kenedi when met at Penajam on Friday (03/27/2020), stated that the handling of Covid-19 needs to be a priority. Because it is quite worrying, so there needs to be a serious prevention.
“Already there are patients suspected or indicated to be infected with COVID-19 in the East Kalimantan region, the district government certainly needs to be aware and anticipate,” he said.
Jon Kenedi continued, North Penajam Paser Regency is an inter-province land access access. Between East Kalimantan and South Kalimantan, COVID-19 is prone to Penajam Paser Utara.
North Penajam Paser Regency DPRD, he continued, approved the proposal of the local district government to provide funds of approximately Rp5.9 billion in an effort to tackle COVID-19.
“So that prevention and treatment can be done. The budget for handling COVID-19 must be a priority, “said Jon Kenedi.
The North Penajam Paser District government set a budget to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in a COVID-19 prevention and management coordination meeting.
The budget is sourced from regional incentive funds as well as the Regional Budget Revenue or APBD 2020 Amendment of North Penajam Paser Regency.
The funds were distributed to two OPD (regional apparatus organizations) within the North Penajam Paser District Government, namely Ratu Aji Putri Botung Regional Hospital around Rp. 3.7 billion and the Health Service around Rp. 2.2 billion.
North Penajam Paser District DPRD also supports Ratu Aji Putri Botung Regional Hospital to buy medical equipment to improve services.
“There may be limited equipment and equipment in hospitals to prevent and handle COVID-19,” concluded the Democrat politician.