Grab and Good Doctor Vaccination Services Exceed 5,000 Doses in Bali
Grab and Good Doctor have just announced that they have succeeded in achieving the vaccination target for transportation service sector workers carried out at the Grab Vaccine Center in Nusa Dua Bali.
The achievement was faster than the original target, because both had injected 5,134 doses of vaccine within five days starting March 3, 2021. In fact, the original target was 5,000 doses in seven days.
With this achievement, the Grab Vaccine Center in Bali has succeeded in giving vaccines to an average of two people every three minutes. This achievement is said to be inseparable from the dedication of 31 doctors and nurses in the pre-registration area, plus 16 doctors and nurses in the drive-thru area.
“By achieving our target faster than expected, this shows a positive response from the community for this vaccination program,” said Managing Director of Good Doctor Technology Indonesia, Danu Wicaksana in an official statement, Monday (8/3/2021).
The vaccination process itself starts on February 27 to March 5, 2021 for the first batch. While the second wave was carried out on March 13-19, 2021.
“On the sixth day since the Grab Vaccine Center started operating, we even reached 5,492 injections with a total percentage of 109.84 percent of the target of 5,000 injections,” said President of Grab Indonesia, Ridzki Kramadibrata.
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Aims to Restore Tourism
To note, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism are collaborating with Grab Indonesia and Good Doctor Technology Indonesia to hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination as an effort to restore tourist destinations in Indonesia, especially Bali.
The mass vaccination is aimed at 5,000 tourism actors, online transportation partners, and public transportation and will last for a week. The partnership between the government and the private sector in implementing this vaccination program is expected to expand the coverage of vaccinations, so that herd immunity can be achieved quickly.
In Bali, Grab and Good Doctor established a vaccination center at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) and collaborated with several related provincial agencies such as the Health Office, Tourism Office, Transportation Agency, and others. The activity of mass vaccination in Bali was also directly reviewed by the Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
“This is impossible for me or the Ministry of Health to do alone, but it must be with all my friends. For this reason, the implementation must involve all components of the nation so that vaccination coverage can be accelerated and expanded,” said the Minister of Health, quoting the Sehat Negeriku page.
Budi Gunadi appreciates all parties involved. He hopes that collaboration and synergy across sectors and programs can continue to be built in the future.
Combining the Two Methods
Country Managing Director of Grab Indonesia Neneng Goenadi said that the COVID-19 vaccination activity was carried out by combining two methods, namely “walk-in” and “drive-thru”, which is the first method in Indonesia. Both methods are able to target all elements of society.
In addition, this service makes it easier to target because you don’t need to get out of the car. At the registration stage, participants only submit their KTP for verification and fill out the screening sheet. Next, the vehicle is directed to the health screening zone.
At this stage, basic examinations are carried out such as checking temperature, blood pressure, and are given some additional questions. If deemed feasible, the target goes to the area where the COVID-19 vaccine is injected. After the injection, the next target goes to the observation area.
At this location, health workers and a mini ICU have been alerted. If certain symptoms or reactions appear, the target can give a warning by honking the horn. After observation and no specific symptoms appeared, then the target moved to the certificate collection area and then waited for the second stage of injection, the next 14 days.