They’re also making available the masks for public at an affordable price.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak increasing in numbers in the Jabodetabek area, mask prices have become extremely high due to demand. Farmaku.com as a startup operating in the pharmaceutical and apothecary space have moved to counteract this trend by providing 10,000 free Skrineer masks for medical workers and making available 40,000 more at an economic rate for Jabodetabek area.
Farmaku.com is a start up brand formed by PT.Solusi Sarana Sehat in the field of e-commerce specifically selling pharmaceutical products, supplements, beauty and other health products.
To get the free masks, all medical workers in Indonesia nationwide are only required to fill in the form, here.
For public in Jabodetabek area, the residents can order these affordable Skrineer masks by clicking the link, here.
Doctors and Medical Personnel: The Pandemic’s Front-Liners that Need Adequate Protection
Since the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first announced on 2nd of March, the number of people infected has reached over 700. With a death rate of above 8%, Indonesia has one of the highest death rates in the world.
In mid-March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the COVID-19 virus as a pandemic which effects were felt across the globe, addressing coronavirus to be a serious threat. Therefore, President Joko Widodo directly ordered to increase national vigilance related to the spread of the coronavirus in Indonesia.
Overcoming the rise of this case, medical personnel are practically at the forefront to deal with cases of infections, that are increasingly growing. Directly exposed to positive patients, medical personnel are at high risk of infection and definitely need extra protection. Unfortunately, the protective devices intended for Indonesian medical personnel are still experiencing shortages with a very limited amount.
In seeing this evidence, Farmaku was moved to act in Indonesia’s aide by distributing 10,000 free masks for medical personnel and 40,000 masks at an affordable price for Jabodetabek residents. In seeing this evidence, Farmaku.com was moved to act in Indonesia’s aide. Having built their business and reputation as an online pharmacy, they provided the absolute essentials for the people fighting in the front-lines of this pandemic.
Iswandi Simardjo, the CEO of Farmaku.com explained the motivations and intentions behind this program, "As there is a rise in the number of positive cases for coronavirus, this will inevitably lead to an fluctuation of people visiting hospitals. Therefore, it is our intention to provide the people working in these high-risk occupations with the tools necessary to carry out their work."
"The free mask program was carried out as a way to combat the drastic shortage of masks Indonesia is currently experiencing at this moment. It is our hope that this program is able to kick-start other pro-health programs in the future," he added.
In conjunction with their free masks program, Farmaku.com are also making available 40,000 masks at an affordable and economical price.
"From our perspective, the available masks on sale in the current market are very expensive. In viewing this situation, we are working together with masker producers to make available 40,000 masks for the people at an affordable price," says Sonya Indriati, the Ethical Merchandising Manager for Farmaku.com.
Farmaku.com is an online pharmacy and apothecary that is gaining popularity and credibility as the go-to solution for medicinal and health needs. Their wide range of products and solutions make available both over-the-counter and prescription medicine, as well as supplements, health and beauty products. Farmaku also provides products suitable for mothers and infants. No more queues and waiting around as products can be delivered within one hour of purchase (if within delivery area).
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