Indosat, member of Ooredoo Group, provides disaster relief to
Jakarta flood victims
Mobile clinicsprovide free health services at 11 flooded areas
Doha, Qatar / Jakarta, Indonesia – Ooredoo’s Indonesian operator Indosat lent support to ongoing disaster relief efforts this week in Jakarta in the wake of severe floods affecting the city’s communities. Ooredoo and Indosat mobilised their mobile clinics, operated in partnership with the Leo Messi Foundation, to provide free health services at 11 most severely affected locations across the city.
The mobile clinics, Mobil Klinik Ceria, are providing medical assistance and emergency aid, similar to the emergency services they provided during the 2013 and 2014 Jakarta floods, through the delivery of primary healthcare services for the flood victims as well as the arrangement of food distribution for young children under the age of five. The number of beneficiaries is expected to be in excess of 1000 people.
“During this challenging time for Jakarta residents, we are glad to be able to provide assistance to the local community through our mobile clinics. We hope our efforts will bring relief to those affected and assist in speeding up the post-flood recovery process. Ooredoo is a community-focused business and we consider it one of our core missions to support the communities we operate within.” said Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo.
Alexander Rusli, CEO and President Director of Indosat added: “We are deeply concerned for those who homes have been flooded. We hope that the presence of our mobile clinics, and the free healthcare services and logistical support they are providing, will help ease the burden of those affected. We hope that the situation improves soon and the flood waters recede so that recovery work can begin as soon as possible.”
Ooredoo and Indosat place absolute importance on supporting communities and people across all of the markets in which they operate. Both have longstanding commitments to empower underserved communities and enrich the lives of all those that our services reach. In 2013 and 2014, Ooredoo and Indosat provided immediate assistance and emergency aid to those affected by severe flooding, working with local partners to deliver relief on the ground in affected areas as well as offering free access to mobile services, including data, SMS and voice to those affected. In 2012, Ooredoo also aided Indonesian victims of the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi, which forced the evacuation of 350,000 people.
Indosat has been a consistent pillar of support in Indonesia during times of crisis, through its provision of emergency aid following Central Java’s Banjarnegara landslide and during the floods in South Bandung of West Java. Most recently, its mobile clinics also provided assistance during the evacuation process of AirAsia’s QZ 8501 at Juanda airport and Bayangkara Hospital in Surabaya.
Indosat Mobile Clinic will stay to operate from 12 to 25 February 2015 across 11 locations as follows: Penjaringan (North Jakarta), Ulujami (South Jakarta), Kronjo (Tangerang), Pademangan (North Jakarta, 2 locations), Kedoya (West Jakarta), Kampung Sawah Cilincing (North Jakarta), Muara Gembong (Bekasi) (Central Jakarta), Ciganjur Jagakarsa (South Jakarta), Petogogan (South Jakarta), and Rawa Buaya Cengkareng (West Jakarta). In providing support Indosat worked with Rumah Zakat and PKPU in affected areas to distribute relief assistance.
About Ooredoo Group
Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in South East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. The company was named “Best Mobile Operator of the Year” at the World Communication Awards 2013.