Some 130 oxygen concentrators have made their way to Indonesia, courtesy of Trip.com Group, to help the country battle a surge in Covid-19 infections.
The equipment arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Wednesday morning, and were received by tourism and creative economy minister Sandiaga Uno and health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
Sandiaga said the oxygen concentrators would be distributed by the Health Crisis Centre, Ministry of Health, to support patients with respiratory conditions.
Trip.com Group had earlier donated 100,000 surgical masks to Indonesia.
Jane Sun, CEO of Trip.com Group, said: “We have been deeply concerned about the effect of the pandemic in Indonesia, and the safety and well-being of the local communities amid the lack of oxygen supplies. I would like to extend my gratitude to the Indonesian authorities for their support in ensuring the smooth delivery of the oxygen concentrators.”
Sun added that the company would continue its work to “support various communities to overcome the shared challenges of Covid-19”.
Between the outbreak in 2020 and August 1 this year, Trip.com Group has donated three million medical masks and 680 oxygen concentrators to more than 25 countries and regions around the world.