Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the government had reached its target to administer 700,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as instructed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
"We'd like to report that [the target of administering] 716,000 doses per day was reached last Thursday (last week)," said Budi in an online press conference on Monday, June 21.
According to him, the achievement was attributable to the collaboration of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police. "Inshallah, we believe that we will reach the target of one million doses per day early next month as ordered by the President," Budi added.
The accelerated vaccination program is one of the government's efforts to suppress the spread of COVID-19 besides strengthening the enforcement of the micro-scale public community restriction or Micro PPKM.
President Jokowi targeted 700,000 doses per day in June and one million doses per day in July. He has ordered the TNI and the National Police to cooperate with the regional governments to reach the targets.
With this collaboration, 600,000 people per day can receive COVID-19 vaccine through local governments' programs, and 400,000 people per day can be inoculated through the TNI-Police program.