Ma'ruf Amin underlined the need to continue to expedite bureaucratic reforms at the district and city government levels.
The hospital built with a budget of around US$27 million has complete health facilities.
During the sideline meeting of the World Climate Action Summit of the COP28, the two leaders also discussed cooperation on environmental issues.
Gov't Eyes Post-Ramadan Endemic, Says Vice President
TheIndonesia.id - Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said the government is eyeing the country to enter endemic phase after Ramadan and Idul Fitri holiday, where sharp increase in positive cases will greatly influence the next decision made by the cabinet.
Amin said Ramadan holiday will be one of the most crucial factors in determining whether COVID-19 can finally become an endemic or not.
“This Idul Fitri and Ramadan will decide whether we will get into endemicity or stay in the pandemic,” he said on Thursday, March 31, as reported by Antara.
President Joko Widodo has previously announced that homecoming trips, or mudik, will be allowed this year for people who are fully vaccinated and have received their booster doses.
Despite having announced the vaccination requirement, the Vice President reminded people to remain vigilant in implementing necessary health protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“Even though many say it wasn’t as dangerous [in Indonesia’s rural areas], there are a lot of elderlies, vulnerable people with pre-existing conditions, and children,” he warned.
Amin asked local governments to prepare their respective area for high volume of people returning to their hometowns this year, and lastly, he expressed his hope that there will be no increase of positive case after the holiday, so Indonesia can expect to enter endemic post-Ramadan.
“So we can return to normality,” he stated.