First Media donated multivitamins to Pelni Petamburan Hospital in Jakarta last April. (Investor Daily Photo)

Covid-19 Hospitals to Receive Thousands of PPE From First Media


MAY 23, 2020

Jakarta. Link Net's cable TV and internet service provider First Media has lent a hand in providing more personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers battling the pandemic.

According to Link Net's chief executive and president director Marlo Budiman, the subsidiary aims to help the gov't and public in ensuring the safety of the Covid-19 medical workers through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

"On the second phase of our CSR program, we are donating 4,500 PPE to twelve Covid-19 referral hospitals in ten cities across Indonesia including Jakarta, Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Malang, Medan, and Batam," Marlo said in an official statement on Friday.

The number of donated hazmat suits for each location varies.


Health workers at the ex-shopping center Siloam Hospitals Mampang will be armed with an additional 500 protective gears.

Batam-based hospitals Otorita Hospital and Embung Fatimah Hospital will get 200 hazmat suits, respectively.

Around 400 hazmat suits are also making its way to the other remaining medical facilities on the list.

These are Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Jakarta, Al-Islam Hospital in Bandung, Gunung Jati Hospital in Cirebon, Adam Malik Hospital in Medan, Kariadi Hospital in Semarang and Sardjito Hospital in Yogyakarta.

Three hospitals in Indonesia's second-most infected province, East Java, will also receive the same amount.

Served by the donations are Soetomo Hospital in the capital Surabaya, Mitra Keluarga Waru Hospital in Sidoarjo and Lawang Hospital in Malang.

The medical assistance followed an earlier donation of 63,480 multivitamins to four referral hospitals in the Greater Jakarta area. First Media had also given an entertainment boost for 3,013 healthcare workers with a free three-month subscription.

Meanwhile, First Media is not alone when it comes to helping these Covid-19 frontliners.

By subscribing to one of the many special packages, the customer will donate Rp 10.000 (0.7 cents) to the CSR initiative.

In the future, the company also seeks to launch more programs that can bring a positive impact on society.

"We hope that this program can inspire everyone to support one another and keep each other safe in battling the pandemic together by putting #HealthyFirst #SafetyFirst," Marlo said.