President's Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko made a working visit to the antigen swab medical device (alkes) factory owned by PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia.
Moeldoko admitted that he was proud that the domestic medical device manufacturer was not only able to compete with imported products, the domestic company also helped the government in expanding employment opportunities for Indonesian workers.
“I am grateful to be able to see directly the production activities of PT Taishan. Just looking at it, I am proud, it turns out that PT Taishan is producing antigen swabs at very competitive prices and can cause multiple effects from this factory," said Moeldoko in his remarks during a visit to the production area of the Covid-19 Antigen Swab tool owned by PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia. , Friday (27/8).
During a visit to PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, Moeldoko was accompanied by the President Director of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, Eiko Sihombing and the Commissioner of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, Cahyadi Burhan.
Moeldoko said that the workers currently working at PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia certainly have a very significant influence in reducing the number of unemployed.
“Out of 800 employees owned by PT Taishan, of course it will be more useful and help the government. Because we are concerned about employment issues and I will convey this to the president," he said.
In terms of price, Moeldoko also admitted that PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia's antigen swab kit has a cheaper price. "In addition to being able to compete with prices, PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia also creates job opportunities, of course this helps the government," he said.
To PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, Moeldoko hoped that the manufacturer of the Covid-19 antigen swab device would continue to be optimistic in helping the government deal with the Covid-19 problem.
"We have to be optimistic and I will be a bridge to the government so that there is a definite sustainability with PT Taishan and the government should have a part in supporting domestic antigen swab device manufacturers," he said.
In the same place, President Director of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, Eiko Sihombing said PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia is a domestic producer who has been active in assisting the Indonesian government in dealing with Covid-19 since July 2020.
Now, continued Eiko, PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia has become a domestic producer of antigen and antibody products which has created employment opportunities for up to 1200 people.
“In fact, we are able to produce up to 1,200,000 pcs per day. Currently, we have collaborated with local producers such as Swab-stick, Desiccant (Silica Gel), Cassettes, Alumunium Foil and local packaging manufacturers," he said.
In addition, Eiko said the development of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia has also given hope in reviving factories that were almost closed due to the Covid-19 storm and the collaboration created among local producers.
"We have opened wide employment opportunities to reach 6000 workers in total with other local producers who are hand in hand with us," said Eiko.
"In fact, our factory expansion has added a workforce of close to 1200 people so that production power can be increased to 1,200,000 pieces per day, and that means we will continue to strive to be able to meet domestic needs and even export abroad," he explained.
Eiko also said that the Ministry of Health also provided support through the issuance of a distribution permit for domestic medical devices (AKD). Likewise, the Ministry of Industry also gave a very good assessment of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia, so that the domestic medical device manufacturer received a 48 percent Domestic Component Level (TKDN) certificate, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and CE.
"We have a great hope that through Mr. Moeldoko's visit we will get attention to be a partner for the central government, even at the regional level in handling Covid-19," said Eiko.
"And it can also open our eyes and pay attention to the presence of local producers who participate proportionally in supporting Mr. President Jokowi's program to buy local products, especially in handling Covid-19," he hoped.
Eiko also said that apart from running a business, PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia is also oriented towards helping the government by opening up job opportunities for the Indonesian people.
"We are determined to open up job opportunities for the community, because that is the spirit of PT Taishan Alkes Indonesia as well," he concluded. (RO/OL-09)
This news is taken from Mediaindonesia.com