The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has been going on for almost six months, and until now the number of positive Covid-19 cases is still increasing. Based on data and information from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, as of August 10 2020, there were 127,083 positive cases of Covid-19 in Indonesia.
Meanwhile, of the number of positive cases, a total of 82,236 were declared cured and 5,765 died. With the number of cases increasing every day, it would be better if efforts to prevent and overcome this pandemic were our collective responsibility.
In response to this, Akulaku Group is trying to maintain employee health, implementing hygiene and social distancing protocols, and is also proactive in collaborating with the government to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
Following are some of the Covid-19 prevention measures taken by Akulaku Group, including:
- Collaborate with Bank Yudha Bhakti in donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government
The medical equipment consists of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel in the form of 100 medical protective suits, 14,450 surgical masks, 450 safety goggles, 15,500 medical gloves, 500 shoe covers along with 82 gallons of hand sanitizer.
“The assistance of medical equipment is a form of our appreciation to humanitarian fighters and volunteers through collaboration with the government, especially the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government in handling Covid-19. “We hope that with the help of this equipment, it can be an effort to maintain and increase the protection and safety of medical personnel and volunteers as the front guard in fighting Covid-19,” said Efrinal Sinaga, President Director of Akulaku Finance Indonesia.
- Implement credit restructuring/relaxation policies in accordance with directions from the Financial Services Authority (OJK)
The credit restructuring policy was issued by the Financial Services Authority (OJK) in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the main objectives of this policy is to ease the burden on debtors who are experiencing the impact of this pandemic.
As of July 2020, Akulaku is known to have restructured 13,876 debtors with total loans reaching IDR 47.3 billion. Overall, 36,478 customers applied for relief. “The company is carrying out directions from the OJK regarding restructuring and relaxation policies. “The implementation of this policy is also a process of updating consumer data as mandated in the OJK Regulations,” said Efrinal Sinaga as President Director of Akulaku Finance Indonesia.
- Implement health and social distancing protocols
Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah asked workers to strictly implement health protocols. This is because offices and companies have become new clusters for the spread of the corona virus (Covid-19).
Therefore, Akulaku Group has implemented health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the work environment, for employees who need to work from the office, including:
- Implement a rotation system of working from home and from the office
Limit the number of workers present in offices or workplaces to a maximum of 50 percent of the total number of workers.
This was done following instructions from the President of the Republic of Indonesia to limit movement and activities inside the house. However, all Akulaku operational activities are still running normally so we can still provide good service to Akulaku users.
- Carry out rapid tests on employees
In collaboration with Siloam Hospital Jakarta, Akulaku Group carried out a rapid Covid-19 test for its employees on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 on Floor 18, Sahid Sudirman Center. To date, the results of the Covid-19 rapid test show non-reactivity for Akulaku Group employees.
Akulaku hopes that all these steps can mitigate the impact of this pandemic both on our internal employees and on the community and government. We are ready to collaborate with related parties to minimize the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully, with the cooperation of all Indonesian people, this pandemic can end soon and the situation can improve soon.