Tokopedia, OVO and Grab Joint Donations of IDR 3 Billion to Fight Covid-19
Tokopedia, OVO and Grab joint donations of IDR 1 billion each to help fight the coronavirus or Covid-19 in Indonesia. The total donation of IDR 3 billion will later be used to help provide self-protection equipment for medical workers.
The three companies are collaborating with the BenihBaik crowdfunding startup led by senior journalist Andy F. Noya. This initiative also collaborates with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to distribute donations through the Covid-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling.
crowdfunding startup led by senior journalist Andy F. Noya. This initiative also collaborates with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to distribute donations through the Covid-19 Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling.
“By donating a fund of IDR 1 billion, we hope to open a donation channel so that the community will contribute to this initiative,” Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of Tokopedia Leontinus Alpha Edison said in a press release on Tuesday (3/24).
Leontinus also said Tokopedia had also donated more than 150 thousand mouth masks for Indonesian Workers (TKI), Household Assistants (ART), ship workers, and other migrant workers who tended to not have access to health products.
“In addition, we also opened two channels to donate to invite people to help procure multivitamins, PPE (standard personal protective equipment) and sanitizers for medical personnel, namely through the feature” Assist COVID-19 Fighters “and Tokopedia Checkout page,” Leontinus said.
OVO President Director Karaniya Dharmasaputra said the donation would be used to buy personal protective equipment such as masks, hand sanitizers, multivitamins and gloves for medical workers. “Where these tools are needed when the number of patients continues to surge,” he said.
In addition, OVO also launched an assistance program for merchants including SMEs by distributing 10 thousand hand sanitizers in the Greater Jakarta and Bali. “We have also conducted socialization to all merchants to be vigilant and continue to maintain cleanliness after making a transaction,” said Karaniya.
Grab Is Committed to Support Indonesian Medical Personnel
Grab Indonesia’s Managing Director Neneng Goenadi said the company was committed to supporting the performance of medical personnel as the frontline in Indonesia to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As part of the largest digital ecosystem in Indonesia, we are committed to supporting the performance of medical personnel at the forefront in Indonesia to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Donation of self-protection tools for the forefront of the medical profession is very important to be a priority of the country and GrabHealth powered by GoodDoctor ready to support,” Neneng said.
Neneng Goenadi, Managing Director, Grab Indonesia explained, through the #KitaVSCorona movement, Grab seeks to spread positive values, empower and build resilient communities by working together to level the pandemic curve.
“Donating self-protection tools for the forefront of the medical profession is very important to be a priority for the country and GrabHealth powered by GoodDoctor is ready to support,” Neneng said.
Neneng said the company had also put in place various initiatives against coronavirus such as GrabCare providing financial assistance for positive driver-partners Covid-19, collaboration collecting 1 million masks through the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), and availability of Mandiri In-Health insurance coverage.
The Donations are Welcomed by Various Parties
BenihBaik.com founder and CEO Andy F Noya welcomed the donations of the three digital companies. “We hope that this initiative can be an example and encourage more people to unite and support the government’s efforts against Covid-19,” Andy F Noya said.
In line with Andy, the Head of BNPB Doni Monardo welcomed this initiative. He said that the funds would be used for the team of health workers during the handling of Covid-19, including providing logistical assistance, medical assistance to doctors, nurses and other health workers.
Tokopedia, OVO, and Grab will also open donation channels on their respective platforms so that the public can contribute against Covid-19. The program is also working with BenihBaik and will be distributed for various urgent needs related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.