To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities in Indonesia, Temasek Foundation joins a group of donors consisting of Indonesia and Singapore companies to donate oxygen concentrators to the Republic of Indonesia.
The oxygen concentrators, which are medical-grade non-invasive breathing aids, will be deployed by Indonesia’s Ministry of Health to provide additional support to hospitals to treat patients with respiratory conditions.
As at 13 July 2021, more than 11,000 oxygen concentrators will be donated by a group of donors who have pledged their contribution towards this donation. They include Bakti Barito Foundation, Cikarang Listrindo, Dharma Satya Nusantara, East Ventures, Indies Capital Partners, Kino Indonesia, Sinar Mas, Tanoto Foundation, TBS Energi Utama, Triputra Group, UID Foundation, Wahana Artha, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, DBS Bank, Singtel, and Temasek Foundation. The oxygen concentrators will be delivered in batches with the first delivery of 1,500 units arriving in Jakarta on 13 and 14 July 2021. More will be delivered progressively over the next few weeks.
This donation is made possible by the generosity of the Indonesian business community here in Singapore, as well as Singapore businesses, which have been quick to render help in our collective fight against COVID-19.
Temasek Foundation and the donors extend their gratitude to the Indonesian authorities for their crucial role in supporting and ensuring the smooth air delivery of the medical equipment.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore has also been actively helping to facilitate the donations that will support hospitals in Indonesia to expand their oxygen care and treatment where needed. Since the start of the pandemic, Temasek Foundation has been working closely with the Embassy to make provisions to and from Indonesia and Singapore possible, including masks, medical equipment and bedding sets. Temasek Foundation stands in solidarity with the people of Indonesia amid the evolving COVID-19 situation.
“With the emergence of new and more infectious variants, there is an added imperative for the communities in Indonesia and Singapore to come together as one to support the pandemic response. We are grateful to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for facilitating this multi-partner collaboration,” Jennie Chua, Chairman of Temasek Foundation International said.