Turkey sent medical assistance for handling Covid-19 to Indonesia consist of 50 sets of ventilators and 600,000 boxes of medicine.
“The support is in the form of medical equipment, consisting of 50 sets of ventilators and 600,000 boxes of medicines worth more than IDR 100 billion, which arrived at Soekarno-Hatta Airport on Sunday, August 8, 2021 afternoon,” said the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara.
According to the Anadolu Agency report, the medical aid arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday (August 8) evening. Burak Ali Karacan, Turkish Ambassador to Indonesia, handed over the aid to the Ministry of Health. The handover process was also witnessed by representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Medical equipment and medicines will be distributed to health facilities in various parts of Indonesia,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the assistance will help strengthen Indonesia-Turkey bilateral relations.
“This support shows the friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries are getting stronger,” they added.
Indonesia and Turkey will commemorate 71 years of diplomatic relations this year. As additional information, Indonesia has recorded 3.6 million cases of Covid-19 with the death toll exceeding 107,000. This figure places Indonesia as the worst-hit country in Southeast Asia for Covid-19.