Papua government seeks arrests of killers of two teachers

The Papua provincial government has called on security personnel to trace and crack down on armed Papuan criminals, who had shot dead two teachers last week. “What they did is barbaric,” Papua Deputy Governor Klemen Tinal stated in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Monday. The deadly shootings conducted by the armed criminals in Julukoma Village, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, were not justifiable under any circumstances, Tinal emphasized. Tinal pointed out that teachers brought positive impacts on Papuan children, so the fatal shootings of the two teachers could not…

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Fish consumption encouraged to meet protein requirement during fasting

The Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Ministry has encouraged people to consume fish to meet protein requirements while fasting during the month of Ramadhan. “There is no need to worry, as the supply of fish, which is a source of protein, is sufficient to meet the needs during Ramadhan until Eid Al-Fitr 2021,” Director General of Strengthening the Competitiveness of Marine and Fishery Products (PDSPKP) Artati Widiarti stated during a press release here on Tuesday. Widiarti made assurance that the supply of fish in various areas is safe and can…

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Women’s role crucial in expediting economic recovery during pandemic

House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Puan Maharani has said that the role of women is central in speeding up health and economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If women are handed a bigger role, this will accelerate the process of global economic recovery and in a country ‘Womenomics,’ or greater involvement of women, can become an economic driver, both during normal and crisis situations,” Maharani noted in her remarks here on Tuesday. The minister made the statement at the Preparatory Committee for the 13th Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament…

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Ramadhan offers momentum to raise awareness for others: House Speaker

House Speaker Puan Maharani has encouraged people to make the holy month of Ramadhan a momentum to increase piety, practice patience, and increase concern for others. “Alhamdulillah, we are again entering the holy month of Ramadhan amid a pandemic situation,” Maharani noted in her statement here on Tuesday. The chairperson of the House of Representatives (DPR) said the COVID-19 pandemic that has battered Indonesia for over a year has taught people to be more patient and tawakal (submission to Allah), as well as to exercise greater discipline in implementing health…

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Pertamedika IHC launches integrated health service system

PT Pertamedika IHC, as a holding company for state-owned hospitals, along with Google Cloud launched an Integrated Health Service System called One Solution System (OSS) for the entire hospital network comprising 73 state-owned hospitals. “The Pertamedika IHC OSS system’s ability to synchronize various data sources, earlier scattered, will help doctors make better medical decisions and will enable us to confidently advance our digital innovation strategy in terms of data compliance and security,” President Director of Pertamedika IHC Fathema Djan Rachmat noted in a statement received in Jakarta, Tuesday. Rachmat pointed…

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BPOM hoping for late 2021 start to indigenous vaccine production

The Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) has expressed the hope that mass production of Indonesia’s indigenous Red and White vaccine would start in late 2021. “Our hope is that by the end of 2021, our nation could produce the Red and White vaccine,” said BPOM head Penny Kusumastuti Lukito during a workshop on the Red and White Vaccine here on Tuesday. Of the six institutions developing the Red and White vaccine, two institutions have made the fastest progress — Airlangga University and the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, she…

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