Council Supports City to Improve Health Workers Welfare
Reported by Maulana Khamal Macharani | Translated by Maria Inggita
Jakarta Council (DPRD) Vice Chairperson, Zita Anjani conveyed her support to Jakarta Government in improving welfare for health workers and residents affected by COVID-19 pandemic as the Total Large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy is reimplemented today.
Within a day, COVID-19 positive cases continues to increase. It makes health workers very overwhelmed
According to her, it is important to improve health workers' welfare following the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta. Moreover, health workers have always been at the forefront of fighting this pandemic.
"Within a day, COVID-19 positive cases c ontinues to increase. It makes health workers very overwhelmed. Thus we need to pay attention to their condition and their families," she asserted, Monday (9/14).Council Wants Jakarta to Collaborate with Buffer Areas to Curb Coronavirus
She also suggested city to provide Direct Cash Assistance (BLT) for residents affected by COVID-19 pandemic instead of social assistance. She considered BLT is more efficient and needed by underprivileged residents who have been struggling in economic issues.
"Replace the staple food assistance into direct cash assistance. That is what residents' want and I think it is more efficient," she said.
She admitted that she fully supports city's Emergency Brake Policy initiated by Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan by reimplementing Total Large-scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta.
"We are agreed that Jakarta needs to re-impose PSBB. Even from long time ago, I have reminded them to tighten health protocols monitoring," she closed.