(Puspen TNI). As the local community are remain less aware with the danger of Covid-19 pandemic, the TNI Kizi Task Force of Garuda XXXVII-G/MINUSCA CAR contingent again carried out Civil Military Coordination program, providing health services and distributing masks, vitamins, and souvenirs for free to the people of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday (30/06/2021).
It was Lt. Col. Czi Parlindungan Simanjuntak, the Kizi Commander, who led dozens of his men to distribute the package to the nearest village, not too far from the Task Force Headquarters. He ordered his staff 1st Lt Czi Agum Harseno and his men including the medical team to arrive early and tasking them to announce and assemble the crowds which eventually gathered around 50 people.
After explaining the mechanism, led by the Head of the Medical Unit 1st Lt (K) dr. Murdono Pambudi, teams distributed the masks to the community then followed by health checks and treatment by the TNI medical team.
According to Lt. Col. Czi Parlindungan Simanjuntak, it is hoped that the people will understand the importance of maintaining health and are willing to become a role model among other members in the community to cut the Covid-19 transmission.
"I hope this program could raise awareness to residents, then they will become examples for others to live a healthy life especially in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic like this," said the commander.
"We will continue to implement strict health protocols during our daily activity. By continuing to use masks, we hope local people would follow us in complying with health protocols," concluded Simanjuntak.
In addition, all TNI soldiers who involved on site strictly adhered to health protocols. They wore masks while the medical team wore PPE clothes.
Prior to leaving the site, residents were given souvenirs consisting of vitamins, fans, and stationaries as memento from the Task Force.