Coca-Cola Supports Red Cross Indonesia

Coca-Cola Indonesia and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia conducted the virtual handover of one ambulance unit to the Indonesian Red Cross to support the organization’s activities in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesia has seen one of the highest spikes in positive COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with new single-day cases of more than 4,000. There is an urgent need to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia through concentrated efforts aimed at preventing and contaminating further outbreak of the virus, particularly in regions where the virus is spread widely.

Coca-Cola Indonesia and Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (“Coca-Cola”) today conducted the virtual handover of one (1) ambulance unit to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) to support the organization’s activities in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. This humanitarian aid is part of Coca-Cola’s gradual realization of its IDR 10 billion worth of donation that was channelled to the Indonesian Red Cross in April 2020.

The handover of aid to the Indonesian Red Cross is a gradual realization of Coca-Cola’s massive contribution to the organization as a way to support various emergency and humanitarian efforts, which include the education and training of affected communities in COVID-19 early detection and response as well as provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers and volunteers from the Indonesian Red Cross.

The ambulance unit is planned to operate in Bali, which has been identified as an area with a high need for ambulances. The COVID-19 National Task Force (Satuan Tugas Penanganan or Satgas) revealed that since early September, there had been an increase of more than 100% of COVID-19 recorded cases in the Bali province. It was also reported that patient capacity in 55 COVID-19 referral hospitals was almost full due to the current spike in cases.