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Appreciating the Citizens Solidarity Movement During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic that is still hitting Indonesia has proven to have increased the sense of solidarity of the citizens. This increased sense of help becomes the nation’s positive energy so that it can immediately get out of the crisis due to the Corona virus.

In the midst of a surge in Covid-19 cases in Indonesia, treatment rooms at hospitals had experienced overcapacity in several regions. This has resulted in the majority of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic Covid-19 patients being forced to self-isolate at home.

Other difficulties are also felt by residents affected by the pandemic. However, there are still many good people who help ease the burden on the citizens, this of course must be able to inspire which is very useful.

The following is a story of solidarity for humanitarian action during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Doctors who open free consultations.

Seeing the number of Covid-19 patients is alarming. A doctor in Yogyakarta opened a health consultation service for self-isolated patients. He is Dr. Riyo Pungki Irawan (24), a doctor from the Division of Perinatology, Department of Pediatrics, Dr Sardjito Hospital.

The alumnus of the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing is concerned and wants to help people who are having difficulties in the midst of a period of self-isolation.

Doctor Riyo also opened a free medical consultation service through online media. The idea for the health consultation service started with many friends who are in isolation at home.

Through his Twitter account @doctoriyo, he offers medical consultations for people who want to consult every Monday-Thursday at 07.00-08.00 WIB.

He revealed, free consultation services starting on July 7 for 24 hours until July 8, there were about 800 chats that came in to ask for a consultation.

He also admitted that he was overwhelmed by the number of people who wanted to consult, Dr. Riyo even contacted his colleagues to ask for help.

In fact, there are already 30 doctors who have joined the movement along with the medical consultation service spread across hospitals in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bangka, Batam and Medan.

Free oxygen cylinder borrowing movement

In addition to free consultations initiated by doctors, solidarity actions also came from a group of people who are members of the Solidarity Movement of One Million Antigen Tests for Indonesia.

The group took the initiative to provide free oxygen cylinder loan services for Covid-19 patients in the Greater Jakarta area.

The Implementing Team for the Solidarity Movement for a Million Antigen Tests for Indonesia, Arief Bobhil said, the registration process can be done via the link in the bio of the @sejutates Instagram account.

In a day there are as many as 40 sets of oxygen cylinders with regulators, nasal passages and other tools borrowed by residents in need.

Platform to Help Workers who are affected by the economy

Seeing the number of workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020, a group of young people from Jakarta Ivy (29 years old) and her friends feel they have to take steps to help others.

He invited his friends, Lody, Rheza and Elham to create a platform that could channel aid for workers whose fate is uncertain due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moreover, the government also cannot provide assistance to all the people. So that the platform aims to cross subsidize those who still have full salaries so that they can help in any way, at least so that the basic needs of workers who have to be laid off or laid off can be met.

The name of the platform is Bagi Rata with the Bagirata.id page, the platform has been created since the end of March 2020.

Sharing vitamins and supplements

Young people seem to have made a commendable contribution, young people from Lampung, Bakti Saputra and several of his friends, chose to help Covid-19 patients who were undergoing self-isolation.

In the midst of the PPKM policy, he and his friends went around to distribute vitamins and supplements to patients who were struggling to recover.

By riding a motorbike, he began to visit patients who were undergoing self-isolation.

Wholesale of street vendors

Expelling street vendors during PPKM is certainly not a wise choice, the police personnel from the Banyumas Police instead choose to visit street vendors who have exceeded the PPKM rule hours and then buy street vendors’ merchandise which of course makes street vendors feel happy.

The purchased food will then be given to residents who are also affected by PPKM, such as pedicab drivers and others.

There are many good things that can be done during a pandemic, after all at this time we are in the stage of not blaming each other, but taking care of each other until the pandemic ends.

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