MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – Muhammadiyah COVID-19 Command Center (MCCC) has made promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative efforts to tackle COVID-19 in Indonesia.
“The MCCC recently provided COVID-19 vaccination services supported by Ministry of Health. The vaccinations were conducted at the Muhammadiyah of Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Istora Senayan Jakarta, and Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Buya Hamka, Ciledung, Tangerang,” stated Vice Chair of the MCCC Arif Jamali Muis.
The vaccination services engaged many internal and external parties. “The vaccination targets were Muhammadiyah people, civil servants, the elderly, interfaith figures, and health workers at Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah hospitals and higher education institutions,” he informed.
The MCCC gave the vaccines to 17,691 people and 3,170 interfaith figures, 2,870 from Jabodetabek and 300 Medan, Sumatera Utara.
Besides, to support quarantine for COVID-19 patients, the MCCC in collaboration with Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah hospitals and universities provided self-quarantine places. “There are five COVID-19 shelters, namely 23 rooms at the Center for Education and Training of International Hospital of Jakarta Cempaka Putih, 37 rooms at Universitas Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, 21 rooms at the Aisyiyah office of Yogyakarta, 11 rooms at Zaitun PKU Muhammaidyah Gamping, 70 rooms at University Residence of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, and 23 shelters of Gose of RS PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul,” mentioned Arif Jamali Muis.
Regarding worship during Ramadan, the Central Board of Muhammadiyah issued worship guidance. For instance, people may perform tarawih in congregation with certain requirements.
“The number of congregations may not more that 30% of the capacity. They have to keep distance, wear a mask, and implement other health protocols. People living in a red zone are strongly suggested to pray tarawuih at home,” he explained.
According to a current report of the MCCC per 27 April 2021, Muhammadiyah and ‘Aisyiyah has taken care of 17,173 confirmed COVID-19 patients, 13,499 suspects, and 2,558 probable people. For the funds, Muhammadiyah spent 344,162,461,061 rupiahs and had 31,886,520 beneficiaries.
The report also revealed various programs supported by domestic and foreign parties to cope with impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs were Food Security Movement (Getapak) and Sigrak supported by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, Promoting COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors in Red Zone Communities supported by UNICEF and USAID, Mentary Program by USAID, and training for health worker of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah supported by WHO.