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Jakarta Post

IKEA donates blankets, bed sheets to COVID-19 hospitals

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 7, 2020   /   02:06 pm
IKEA donates blankets, bed sheets to COVID-19 hospitals IKEA donates blankets, bed sheets and towels to hospitals handling COVID-19 patients in Banten and Sentul, West Java. (IKEA Indonesia/-)

Sweden-based furniture store IKEA has donated household items to the Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI) to support COVID-19 referral hospitals.

The company handed out bed sheets, blankets, towels and trolleys to five hospitals in Banten and Sentul in Bogor, West Java, namely Permata Pamulang Hospital, BUN Kosambi Maternity Hospital, MISI Lebak Hospital, An Nisa Cibodas Hospital and EMC Sentul Hospital.

IKEA Indonesia public relations head Ririn Basuki said the hospitals were among the first to receive COVID-19 positive patients in their respective areas.

“Hospitals play a crucial role in testing and treating COVID-19 patients and IKEA will support the medical personnel who are on the frontline combating this pandemic,” she said in a written statement on Monday.

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The furniture giant also donated hygiene kits to people in Jakarta as an initiative to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

As of Monday, the Health Ministry announced 218 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 2,491 with 187 cases in Banten and 263 cases in West Java. While 11 more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 209. (eyc)