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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Economic growth impaired by corrupt practices: Minister Hartarto

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto  believes that corrupt practices hinder the rate of investment, job creation, and economic growth. “Efforts to prevent corruption are important, as corrupt practices have been proven to hinder investment, economic growth, and job creation,” Minister Hartanto remarked at the Corruption Prevention Action Launch event here on Tuesday. Hence, the minister noted that the Job Creation Law was one of the means to averting potential acts of corruption. Hartanto expounded that the law would enable to boost transparency in the land spatial sector, simplify permits…

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Army, police in Beoga ordered to prioritize civilian protection

Papua Police Chief Insp. Gen. Mathius Fakhiri spoke of having instructed his personnel in Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District, to concentrate on protecting civilians and not respond to the armed Papuan criminals’ provocations. “I have ordered our personnel there to steer clear of the armed criminals’ provocative shootings. Most importantly, it is important how they ensure the safety and security of residents,” he told ANTARA in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Monday. Fakhiri also urged local residents to exercise vigil, and if the needs arises, to take refuge at…

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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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