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Kodim 1609/Buleleng, Distributes Cash Aid with Strict Prokes

To ease the burden on small communities due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Military District Command (Kodim) 1609/Buleleng synergizes with the Regency Government. Buleleng distributed cash assistance to 3,500 street vendors and stalls in Buleleng Regency. The distribution is carried out under very strict health protocols. This was stated by the Coordinator for the Data and Information of the Buleleng Covid-19 Task Force, Ketut Suwarmawan, S.STP, M.M, when delivering the release of the Buleleng Covid-19 update in his office, Thursday (14/10).

Furthermore, Suwarmawan, who is also the Head of the Kominfosanti District, explained. Buleleng, the mechanism for providing cash assistance of Rp. 1.2 million per trader is carried out in stages over 2 weeks, serving 250 beneficiaries per day.

"The distribution of the first aid this morning was carried out under strict procedures. Recipients take turns checking in using the PeduliLindung application, if they pass, they will have their body temperature checked, wash their hands, and undergo a rapid test. After passing the rapid test, they are only allowed to go to the operator's desk to input data and continue receiving cash assistance," he said.

Implementation with strict procedures explained Kadis Suwarmawan to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. Considering that the Covid-19 case has been sloping so that there are no new clusters. "From the officer's report, all aid recipients were declared non-reactive," he said.

Regarding the development of Covid-19 data today, Suwarmawan explained, as many as 4 additional confirmed cases, 2 more recovered, 26 active patients in treatment.

Cumulatively, there were 10,424 confirmed patients, consisting of 9,866 recoveries, 532 deaths, 26 currently being treated.

The synergy between Buleleng Regency Government and Kodim 1609/Buleleng, Provides Cash Assistance to Small Traders

Communities affected by Covid-19 have always been the concern of the Buleleng Regency Government, the efforts that have been made as a form of attention, one of which is by assisting people affected by Covid-19. In this case, the Buleleng Regency Government is in synergy with the Military District Command (Kodim) 1609/Buleleng to distribute aid to street vendors and stalls.

The aid delivery activity which took place at the Kodim 1609/Buleleng Headquarters on Thursday (14/10) targeted street vendors (PKL) who had not received assistance from either the regional government or the central government. The target data collection provided by the assistance has gone through strict identification and verification.

Buleleng Regency Secretary Gede Suyasa, who was present to hand over the aid, said the purpose of this assistance was to support traders to strengthen their capital and anticipate the impacts of Covid-19.

"We appreciate the Kodim 1609/Buleleng which has verified the data of the beneficiaries, especially street vendors and stalls," he said.

While related to the procedure, Dandim 1609/Buleleng Lt. Col. Muhammad Windra Listrianto explained that the beneficiaries on the first day were 250 people, targeted at 3,500 people by receiving one million two hundred thousand rupiahs per person and had been received directly by the recipients. Previously, the TNI had distributed assistance in the form of necessities to people who had not received the aid.

“We have to get aid recipients who have never received any assistance at all so that nothing is doubled. This is why we use an application by entering data from the NIK of the beneficiary," he said.

Minimizing the Impact of Disasters, Kalak Ariadi Involves All Parties in Conducting Mitigation Activities

Based on information obtained from the BMKG of Bali Province, the peak of rainfall in Buleleng will occur in February 2022. Related to that, the Buleleng Regency Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) held a meeting with the Buleleng Integrated Disaster Management Team in the Buleleng Agriculture Office Meeting Room to take strategic steps to prevent disasters in the rainy season, Thursday (14/10).

The Head of BPBD Buleleng, Putu Ariadi Pribadi, explained that to prevent potential disasters from occurring later in the rainy season, all relevant parties were asked to explain their various work programs. "We have mapped the areas in Buleleng that are prone to disasters so that we will carry out direct action to the field. Such as working together to clean up rivers, drainage, and cutting trees," he explained.

Kalak Ariadi admits that the SKPD related to disaster management is very minimal in budgeting. This condition occurs because most of the budget is prioritized for handling Covid-19. Related to that, before a disaster occurred, his party carried out mitigation activities with an integrated disaster management team. “After this meeting, we will immediately take action in the Kelurahan, if necessary, we will carry out self-help activities.So that later it can reduce the potential impact or risk when a disaster occurs,” said Kalak Ariadi.

In addition, his party also hopes that the people of Buleleng remain vigilant and participate in carrying out mitigation activities in their respective regions. As is the case with always keeping the environment clean and not doing things that cause landslides when the rainy season arrives.

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