Jakarta, 24 May 2021 – The banking industry is the lifeblood of the Indonesian economic system. For this reason, to provide optimal services to customers during the pandemic and contribute to establish herd immunity, PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) symbolically implement the Gotong Royong vaccination for BCA employees.
BCA will vaccinate all employees, especially the frontlines who directly interact with customers and are in the main work unit that ensure system operations and 24-hr services for customers. In addition to the Gotong Royong vaccination program in collaboration with PT Kimia Farma, some of BCA employees have received the first vaccine shot through the Government Vaccination Program with the support of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of SOEs, BI, the OJK, and local governments. BCA is committed to providing vaccines for the family of its employees according to a process determined by the government.
Attending the implementation of the first stage of the Gotong Royong vaccination was President Director of BCA Jahja Setiaatmadja, Director of BCA Haryanto T. Budiman, President Director of PT Kimia Farma Tbk Verdi Budidarmo, Acting President Director of PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika Agus Chandra, President Director of PT Kimia Farma Apotik Nurtjahjo Walujo Wibowo, Executive Vice President Secretariat & Corporate Communication of BCA Hera F. Haryn, and GM Corporate Secretary of PT Kimia Farma Tbk Ganti Winarno P. at BCA Tower, Jakarta, Monday (24/5).
Jahja said that he supports the acceleration of the vaccination program for employees because the banking industry is an essential sector allowed to continue operations during the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), which has been in the risk zone in providing services to customers and the public. The vaccination is also part of BCA’s contribution in supporting the economic recovery program through herd immunity.
“We are grateful to be the first bank to implement the Gotong Royong vaccination for employees. This is part of the corporate responsibility to provide optimal services and ensure safety and security for BCA employees and their families, and the customers. Thank you to the Chairperson of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Mr. Rosan Roeslani, Deputy Chairperson of KADIN Mrs. Shinta Kamdani, and all parties who have helped the implementation of this vaccination program,” said Jahja, on Monday (24/5).
As is known, during the pandemic, BCA has implemented strict health protocols in accordance with the procedures and regulations determined by the government and WHO. BCA also constantly encourages customers and the public to optimize the use of online banking services through #BankingFromHome to fulfil various banking needs during the pandemic.
Verdi Budidarmo added that after endorsing the manufacturing industry at the kickoff of the Gotong Royong vaccination on 18 May 2021, PT Kimia Farma Tbk is now supporting the banking industry, namely BCA.
"Kimia Farma believes that the smooth banking industry plays an important role in economic recovery. BCA’s role here is essential and its willingness to be the first banking institution to provide vaccines for its employees should be appreciated. For this reason, Kimia Farma provides the best health services through the Gotong Royong vaccination so that BCA can provide the best service for all its customers. This is proof that BCA and Kimia Farma have worked well together," said Verdi.
According to him, Kimia Farma and BCA have collaborated on different matters, including the provision of ATM and EDC BCA at several Kimia Farma pharmacies to provide financial services for the public while acquiring health services.
Verdi affirms that Kimia Farma continues to support the government vaccination policy by providing health service facilities to companies that implement the Gotong Royong vaccination for employees and their families. “We continue to be committed to providing the best service for these companies while at the same time contribute to achieving herd immunity and protecting the public from Covid-19 to stay productive both socially and financially.”
Kimia Farma, through its subsidiary PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika (KFD), is a provider of health-service facilities for the Gotong Royong Vaccination process. Furthermore, Kimia Farma has also prepared digital services, such as Kimia Farma Mobile to ensure the implementation of the Gotong Rotong Vaccination program runs smoothly and safely.
BCA Organizes the Gotong Royong Vaccination – President Director of BCA Jahja Setiaatmadja (center), President Director of PT Kimia Farma Tbk Verdi Budidarmo (left, and Acting President Director of PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika Agus Chandra (right) attended the implementation of the Gotong Royong Vaccination program for BCA employees on Monday (24/05) at BCA Tower, Jakarta (24/05). BCA will give vaccination to all employees, especially the frontlines who directly interact with customers and are in the main work unit that ensure system operations and 24-hr services for customers.
BCA Organizes the Gotong Royong Vaccination - (left-right) Director of BCA Haryanto T. Budiman, President Director of PT Kimia Farma Apotik Nurtjahjo Walujo Wibowo, President Director of BCA Jahja Setiaatmadja, President Director of PT Kimia Farma Tbk Verdi Budidarmo, and Acting President Director of PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika Agus Chandra attended the symbolic implementation of the Gotong Royong Vaccination program at BCA Tower on Monday (24/05).
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 31st March 2021)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. At the end of March 2021, BCA has the privilege of serving 25.0 million customer accounts, processing around 41 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,244 branches; 17,634 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With more than 24,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesian economy.
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About Kimia Farma
Kimia Farma was the first pharmaceutical industry company in Indonesia established by the Dutch Indies Government in 1817. The name of this company was originally NV Chemicalien Handle Rathkamp & Co.
Based on the policy of nationalization of ex Dutch companies at the beginning of the independence period; the Government of the Republic of Indonesia merged in 1958 a number of pharmaceutical companies into PNF Bhinneka Kimia Farma. Then, on 16 August 1971, the form of PNF as legal entity was changed to Limited Liability Company and the company’s name was changed to PT Kimia Farma (Persero).
Started its IPO in July 4 2001, KAEF share its stock composition 90.025% as state owned and 9.975% as public stock share. Through an inbreng process carried out by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on February 28, 2020, ownership of 4,999,999,999 series B shares was transferred to PT Biofarma.
Based on the Minister of Health Regulation No. 10/2021 on the implementation of vaccination in handling the Covid-19 pandemic, the government appointed PT Bio Farma in the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines, the necessary supporting equipment, and logistic. The government may directly appoint a business entity for the distribution of such vaccines.
Meanwhile, companies that will participate in the Gotong Royong vaccination must be registered with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Furthermore, Kadin collaborates with Bio Farma through its subsidiary PT Kimia Farma Tbk. In the Gotong Royong vaccine distribution and, the pharmaceutical issuer coded KAEF appointed its subsidiary PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika. Kimia Farma Diagnostika is a subsidiary of PT Kimia Farma Apotek.
The Gotong Royong vaccination is the implementation of vaccination for employees, families, and other individuals in the family, with those vaccines paid for by legal or business entities. Since mid-January 2021, the government has provided free vaccine shots to priority group such as health workers and senior citizens.
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