December 16, 2020, 08.32 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – With the announcement of free Covid-19 vaccines in Indonesia, the next issue that arises is rolling out the program in the country of nearly 180 million.

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said that implementing the program will require technological support to ensure the distribution of the booster is in keeping with the government’s target.

Read also: President Jokowi Okays Free Covid-19 Vaccination for All Indonesians

“In terms of vaccinations, imagine if more than 180 million people in Indonesia have to be vaccinated and more than once. There needs to be technology to track them.”

The Indonesian Finance Minister explained that harnessing technology would be useful to track every person who has been inoculated and their whereabouts considering that each person must receive two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

“By name, by Customs Identification Number, by number. This digitalization program is massive and real thus will require necessary infrastructure for us to carry out the transformation.”

As part of the free coronavirus vaccine program, Sri Mulyani stated that community health centers across Indonesia must be connected to digital technology.

Read also: Indonesia's Digital Economy Potential Hinges on Equal Internet Access

Furthermore, the government will speed up the development of the Base Transceiver Station for underdeveloped areas in 2021.

The objective is to increase connectivity in more than 12,000 villages that have yet to be connected to the internet.

Page:


Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
August 8, 2022, 09.07 AM

ASEAN Wraps Up Foreign Ministers Talks

Business
August 5, 2022, 10.13 PM

China Begins to Ship Bullet Trains to Indonesia

News
August 3, 2022, 02.03 PM

ASEAN Warns Myanmar Against More Executions

Close Ads