The central government fulfilled its promise to supply the maximum vaccine for Covid-19 vaccination in Bali, with delivery every week.
200.000 doses of the AstraZeneca type vaccine arrived in Bali, Sunday (21/3) morning, to immediately be delivered for vaccinations in 3 green zones: Ubud Area (Ubud District, Gianyar), Sanur Area (South Denpasar District), and Nusa Dua (South Kuta District, Badung).
The 200.000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Bali via Ngurah Rai Tuban International Airport, Kuta District, Badung, Sunday morning at around 08.07, escorted by joint military/police officers. In addition to the 200.000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, on Sunday, 90.300 doses of the Sinovac vaccine were also sent to Bali. The two types of vaccines were sent from the center to Bali using a Garuda Indonesia plane with flight number GA-400.
From Ngurah Rai Tuban International Airport, the vaccine was transported to the Bali Provincial Health Office on Jalan Melati Denpasar Utara, using a boxcar, under tight police escort.
“This vaccine escort is the same as before. We are closely guarding against the time we get off at the airport to the transportation process to the Bali Provincial Health Office, ”said Denpasar Police Chief, Kombes Pol Jansen. “This escort is done so that the vaccines arrive safely at their destination,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. I Ketut Suarjaya, said that 200.000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and 90.300 Sinovac vaccines arrived at the Bali Provincial Health Office, Sunday morning at around 9:45 a.m. local time. Especially for the AstraZeneca vaccine, it has been directly distributed to Gianyar Regency, Badung Regency, and Denpasar City, which cover 3 green zone areas or are free of Covid-19.
“District / City Health Offices from the three regions took the AstraZeneca vaccine directly to the Bali Provincial Health Office,” said Suarjaya when confirmed by NusaBali separately, last Sunday.
According to Suarjaya, the 200.000 AstraZeneca vaccine kits that have just arrived in Bali are specifically for vaccination in 3 green zones in Bali. For the Nusa Dua area in South Kuta District, Badung (which includes Tanjung Benoa Village, Benoa Village, Kelurahan, Tuban) 89.600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were distributed.
Meanwhile, for the green zone of Sanur, South Denpasar District (which includes Sanur Village, Sanur Kaja Village, Sanur Kauh Village), 67.400 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine were distributed. Meanwhile, for the green zone in Ubud, Ubud District, Gianyar (which includes Ubud Village, Kedewatan Village, Sayan Village, Petulu Village), 43.400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were distributed.
Suarjaya said that the vaccination process in the 3 green zones was certainly not complicated. This is because residents who have KTPs and live in the green zone as well as those who work in the area will all be vaccinated.
“The vaccination process in the green zone will be carried out starting om Monday. Later, the AstraZeneca vaccine will come again as needed in 3 green zones in Bali, which reaches 340.000 vaccinations (2x injections),” said Suarjaya.
According to Suarjaya, the current Covid-19 vaccination in Bali has reached 26.000 injections per day. Previously, the Bali Provincial Health Office targeted 20.000 injections per day. Then, there was an order from the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, to speed up the vaccination process to be completed in July 2021, so that the vaccination target was increased to 30.000 injections per day.
“So, as of today (yesterday), 26.000 injections of vaccine have been passed per day. Hopefully, the supply of vaccines will run smoothly, so that we can reach the target of 30.000 injections per day. Because this will speed up the vaccination process in Bali,” said Suarjaya.
Suarjaya said that the Bali Provincial Health Office will be assisted by vaccinators from the TNI (army) / Polri in this Covid-19 vaccination acceleration program, as conveyed by TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and National Police Chief Gen. Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo during his visit to Bali, Friday (19/3).
“The TNI (army) and Polri will help provide additional vaccinator personnel in districts/cities as many as 300 people. Now we only have 3.120 vaccinators,” said Suarjaya.
Suarjaya’s version, a vaccinator per day can administer 40 injections of the Covid-19 vaccine. If there are an additional 300 vaccinators, it means that per day the Bali Provincial Government can increase vaccine injections for 12.000 people. “With the additional strength of 300 vaccinators from the TNI and Polri, vaccinations can increase by 12.000 people per day. We appreciate the commitment of the TNI and Polri to help Bali,” said Suarjaya.