Friday, September 29, 2023

Indonesia Receives 200 Ventilators from US, Australia

The Jakarta Globe
July 23, 2020 | 6:24 pm
Shipment of Amerian made ventilators for global assistance. (Photo courtesy of USAID)
Shipment of Amerian made ventilators for global assistance. (Photo courtesy of USAID)

Jakarta. The Indonesian government has received 200 ventilators donated by the US and Australian governments to increase the country’s capacity in treating Covid-19 patients, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday.

The first shipment of 100 ventilators from the US government arrived on Wednesday, in addition to another 100 ventilators from Australia arriving a day earlier.

“This shipment was the first batch of the US commitment to donate a total of 1,000 ventilators in stages,” Retno said in a virtual news conference in Jakarta. 

The US assistance followed talks between President Joko Widodo and his American counterpart Donald Trump in April. 


“Just spoke to my friend, President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia. Asking for Ventilators, which we will provide. Great cooperation between us!” Trump tweeted on April 24.

Indonesia is one of many US allies to receive American made ventilators from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The agency has described the donated ventilators as compact and deployable, support both invasive and non-invasive applications and reflect state-of-the-art and in-demand technology.

Tags: Keywords:


News 28 minutes ago

Jakarta Government Suspends Operations of 4 Coal-Burning Factories

Two more companies are currently under investigation and could face similar sanctions if found guilty of emitting excessive carbons.
News 2 hours ago

Presidential Hopeful Ganjar Sees Jokowi as Mentor in Politics

Both Ganjar and Jokowi are cadres of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) party.
Special Updates 2 hours ago

Lakuemas Seeks to Be One-Stop Solution for Gold Investment

Lakuemas is a digital platform that enables users to buy and sell gold via website or mobile app.
News 3 hours ago

Indonesia Says No One Brings Up Papua Issue at Recent UNGA Forum

Indonesia in the past had faced accusations of human rights violations in its easternmost region at the UN forum.
News 3 hours ago

KPK Discovers Firearms, Multinational Currency Stash at Agriculture Minister's Residence

As of now, the KPK has not identified any suspects in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation.