In the meeting with the Minister of Industry at the Office of the Ministry of Industry, General Chairperson of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) Jemmy Kartiwa Sastraatmaja and General Chair of the Indonesian Filament Fiber and Yarn Producers Association (APSyFI) conveyed a request to the government to set a quota for the Covid-19 vaccination immunization for workers / laborer.
According to Jemmy, one thing the association asked for was a vaccine. "Our workers are very productive so we ask to be given a quota to get vaccines," said Jemmy. He assessed that if workers / laborers get priority being vaccinated, it can help productivity, especially for the textile and textile products (TPT) sector.
"We think that if our employees can get priority vaccination it will greatly help the textile sector so that they become productive and their concerns with Covid can be resolved. That way, economic recovery will be faster," he said. In line with API, the Chairman of APSyFI, Ravi Shankar, asked the industry to be given permission to be able to carry out independent vaccinations.
Previously, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received the corona vaccine as the first person in Indonesia on Wednesday (13/1/2021). Jokowi said that this initial vaccination was carried out after obtaining an emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) and a halal fatwa from the MUI.
The former Governor of DKI Jakarta stated that vaccination is an important step to break the chain of transmission of Covid-19. As well, providing health and safety protection for the Indonesian people. Vaccination is also expected to accelerate the process of economic recovery in Indonesia.