Several workers inspect cargo of medical equipment and supplies at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten recently. (Courtesy of China Eastern Airlines)

Huawei Donates Medical Supplies to Help Indonesia's Covid-19 Fight

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

AUGUST 12, 2021

Jakarta. Huawei Indonesia —the local arm of Chinese tech firm Huawei— is donating medical supplies and equipment to support Indonesia in defeating the Covid-19 pandemic.

“During this pandemic uncertainty, medical supplies and equipment are indeed critical to saving precious lives. We have seen the Government of Indonesia in their pursuit of ensuring sufficient supply amid reports on apparent shortage in regions," Huawei Indonesia chief executive officer Jacky Chen said in a statement.

"As part of this beloved nation, we feel obliged to support the government in this urgent and crucial endeavor," he said.   

Huawei Indonesia recently arranged the shipment of medical equipment from China to Indonesia. According to Jacky, this latest support also reaffirms Huawei’s commitment to continuously providing contributions and creating values for society.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said collaboration between all stakeholders is key to win the battle against Covid-19.

"I appreciate Huawei Indonesia for having taken an active part from the private sector to support the Covid-19 relief efforts," Luhut said.

According to Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, no one is safe until everyone is in this pandemic.

“Therefore, any form of support during this outbreak is not only saving the lives of Indonesian people but also an example of humanitarian solidarity to get out from the pandemic,” he said.

Since the early pandemic in 2020, Huawei has built emergency telecommunication infrastructure in Sebaru Island that served as a quarantine area. Huawei has provided masks, hand sanitizers, and basic supplies to several local communities, especially those in low-income brackets. 

Huawei equips the RSPAD Gatot Subroto hospital with the WIFI6 technology for high-speed connectivity and a video conferencing system for telemedicine. Doctors at RSPAD and Pertamedika hospitals received Huawei's AI-assisted cloud solutions to speed up the diagnosis for Covid-19 patients by sixfold with an accuracy rate up to 93 percent.

Beyond health issues, Huawei facilitates digital transformation and a seamless remote learning experience by supporting 500 universities with 1,000 Cloud accounts. The company also ensures the maintenance and installation of communication equipment in critical vicinities, including over 600 Covid-19 referral hospitals across Indonesia.   

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