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Jakarta, July 16, 2020 - PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (ANTAM; IDX: ANTM; ASX: ATM) prepares Antam Medika Hospital (RSAM), the Company’s affiliation entity, as a Covid-19 qualified hospital. This effort is to support the acceleration of Covid-19 prevention. Currently, RSAM has a specialized Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and health equipment to handle Covid-19 case. ANTAM has also improved treatment facilities at RSAM to serve Covid-19 patient. Covid-19 handling activities around ANTAM's operational areas is one of the implementation of the corporate social responsibility activities.
ANTAM's Director of Human Resources, Luki Setiawan Suardi said:
“Through the preparation of Antam Medika Hospital to be one of hospital that able to serve Covid-19 patient, it is a part of Company’s support in Covid-19 prevention especially to assist medical services to the community around Jakarta. In order to speed up the preparation process, We synergize with the other SOE’s whom have a specialization on medical and health equipment supply. Furthermore, with the readiness of the hospital facilities, RSAM will have qualified as a Covid-19 referral hospital.”
Since the Covid-19 pandemic outbreaks in Indonesia, ANTAM conducted a series of comprehensive mitigation to maintain the stability of Company’s operation on it’s each business unit to minimize the exposure of economic impact for the community around the Company's operation area. Several initiative related to the Covid-19 prevention has conducted by Company and it’s subsidiary such as the distribution of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) unit to the Covid-19 Regional Task Force in Bogor, West Java and Raja Ampat, West Papua as a contribution to the Covid-19 pandemic handling.
The company also undertakes the health and readiness discipline step which integrate with the Mining Industry Holding-MIND ID health and readiness protocol in the mine and plant areas by obliging the use of masks, physical distancing step, and temperature checks action.
ANTAM also synergizes with stakeholders in handling pandemics transmission in community. The various program was being conducted from the community health socialization, assisted public sanitary hand washing apparatus, PPE assistance for the medical personnel, and distributing the essential food aid assistance. As per June 2020, ANTAM has realized a total budget of Rp8.4 billion for assistance support of Covid-19 handling.