Temasek Foundation together with a group of donors will be donating more than 11,000 oxygen concentrators to Indonesia to help combat the rising cases of Covid-19 there.
The Singapore organisation said in a media statement on July 13 that the oxygen concentrators will be delivered to Indonesia in batches, with the first 1,500 units arriving in Jakarta on July 13 and 14.
More units will be delivered progressively over the coming weeks, the statement added.
The oxygen concentrators, which are medical-grade non-invasive breathing aids, will be used by Indonesia's Ministry of Health as an additional support for patients with respiratory conditions.
Singapore, Indonesia business community hand in hand to fight Covid-19
Temasek Foundation added that the donation was made possible by the generosity of the Indonesian business community in Singapore, together with local businesses.
The businesses 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.
In the statement, Temasek Foundation extended their gratitude to the Indonesian authorities in ensuring the smooth air delivery of the medical equipment.
Since the start of the pandemic, Temasek Foundation has been working closely with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore to make provisions to and from Indonesia and Singapore possible, including masks, medical equipment and bedding sets.
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, it added.
Jennie Chua, Chairman of Temasek Foundation International said that with new and more infectious variants of Covid-19 transmitting, "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,” she added.
Indonesia reported its highest daily Covid-19 infections with 40,427 cases on July 12.
Since the start of the pandemic, Indonesia recorded more than 2.5 million cases of Covid-19.
Top image via Temasek Foundation through various sources