Deputy Governor of Bali, Prof. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace), stated that vaccination in the three areas designated as green zones, namely Ubud, Sanur and Nusa Dua, has approached one hundred percent. Currently, the vaccination in the three areas is being aggressively pushed until the target can be completed next week.
This information was conveyed by Deputy Governor Cok Ace when monitoring the implementation of the second phase vaccination for financial and banking industry workers held at the Bali Regional Development Bank (BPD Bali) Office on Jalan Raya Puputan Niti Mandala, Denpasar, on Saturday (Apr 3).
Furthermore, Deputy Governor Cok Ace explained that of the three green zones, the vaccination achievement in the Ubud area have been totally completed. However, the core area of Ubud initially allocated 46,000 doses of vaccine were only used 32,400 doses because there were Ubud residents who had registered in their place of work such as government offices or hotels. “So, we distribute the excess of the vaccines to the areas around Ubud such as Mas, Singakerta and Lodtunduh village. Finally, the vaccination coverage in the Ubud area can be wider and this is certainly better,” he said.
As for the other two green zones, namely Sanur, he received a report that the realization had reached 93 percent and was targeted to be completed on Sunday (Apr 4). For the Nusa Dua green zone, having the widest coverage and the vaccination targets are registered 86,000 people, and so far 67,000 people have been realized and targeted to be completed on April 9.
Regarding the vaccination, this professor of the ISI Denpasar expressed his appreciation for the enthusiasm shown by the residents and the support from various components. He added that the smoothness of the vaccination process will correlate with the planned opening of Bali for foreign tourists scheduled in July 2021.
Regarding the plan to open Bali for foreign tourists, the day before, namely on Friday (Apr 2), Deputy Governor Cok Ace accompanied by Bali Regional Secretary Dewa Made Indra, Head of Bali Tourism Office Putu Astawa and Head of Bali Health Office Ketut Suarjaya participated in the virtual coordination meeting of the plan to open Bali for foreign tourists held by the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
The Deputy Governor who also serves as Chairman of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Bali Chapter added that the coordination meeting will be routinely held every two weeks to evaluate developments in the handling of Covid-19 in the Bali area, including the ongoing vaccination program. On that occasion, he returned to remind the public not to be careless and to remain disciplined in implementing health protocols even after receiving vaccinations.
In his direction, Deputy Governor Cok Ace also appreciated the enthusiasm of the banking ranks in supporting the success of the vaccination program. Because after all, banking workers are included in the group of public servants who in their duties often interact with the public.
Head of the Bank Indonesia for Bali Representative Office, Trisno Nugroho, in his brief remarks stated that his party is intensifying coordination with the Bali Health Office to accelerate the vaccination process for workers in the financial and banking services industry.
He further added that the total number of banking workers in Bali reaches 25,000 and currently there are 2,800 people who have received vaccinations. Adjusting to the availability of vaccines, he asked the Bali Provincial Government for support so that the vaccination process for banking personnel could be accelerated.
Meanwhile, Director of BPD Bali, I Nyoman Sudharma, as the host expressed his gratitude for the support of Deputy Governor Cok Ace and Head of BI for Bali Representative OfficeTrisno Nugroho so that vaccinations for banking personnel can be carried out gradually. The second stage vaccination was attended by 500 participants, where 300 of whom are BPD Bali employees, while 200 others came from other banks. (BTN/014)