Press Release No. 007/KFCP-DIR/PR/III/20
Jakarta, March 19, 2020 PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (Kalbe) through its subsidiary KlikDokter, has been appointed by the government through the Ministry of Health to help educate the public about correct information regarding COVID-19, one of which is through the digital service of COVID-19 Risk Checking eatures for free. The digital service COVID-19 Risk Checking feature was launched in association with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Currently there is an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 infection in Indonesia, which causes people to flock to conduct self-examinations. Through this feature, the public can check the symptoms that are related to COVID-19 before visiting the hospital. This feature can be accessed via https://www. klikdokter. com/pages/cek-virus-corona. In addition to the digital self-examination feature, KlikDokter also provides correct information regarding COVID-19 and online doctor consultation services.
“Understanding of COVID-19 should be obtained from reliable sources, so that people avoid hoaxes or information that cannot be accounted for,” said Achmad Yurianto, the spokesman for the Indonesian government for handling corona COVID-19, “For this reason, it is important for the community to find out how to prevent, the symptoms that may arise, to how to make early detection - because the possibility for it to be managed will be higher if detected earlier,” Achmad Yurianto added.
“In the midst of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic at this time, it is only natural that many people are confused by various information circulating, but the important thing is that people can think positively and have a good understanding of COVID-19,” explained Dino Bramanto, President Director KlikDokter.
Dino added that the COVID-19 corona virus Risk Checking feature that is presented by KlikDokter can help the community to conduct early detection. “Our doctors are also available 24 hours a day to answer questions and onlineconsultations and free of charge to help the community. We hope our contribution can be useful for the community,” Dino said again.
The same thing was also conveyed by dr. Doddy Partomihardjo, Sp. M, founder of KlikDokter. “The public must be able to access the correct information in the midst of the rampant hoaxes about COVID-19 which is widely circulating. For this reason, KlikDokter takes steps to present the latest information from reliable sources that can be easily obtained through this feature.”
The method to check the symptoms of COVID-19 is very simple: users can go to linkhttps://www. klikdokter. com/pages/cek-virus-corona and follow the guidelines presented as needed - whether for checking the symptoms or for finding required information. If the user’s condition requires further examination, there is a referral hospital information and the hotline for corona virus COVID-19 which can also be found in the feature.
KlikDokter also encourages people not to be afraid and ashamed to check themselves, if they have symptoms and have been in contact with other people or have just traveled from a country that is also infected with COVID-19. The sooner it is detected and the faster the treatment, the greater the chance for recovery.
According to data (as of March 19, 2020) from Johns Hopkins CSSE (The Center for Systems Science and Engineering), the disease that began in Wuhan, China has infected 222,643 people and killed 9,115 people globally. And the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia itself continues to increase. Patients positive for the COVID-19 corona virus reached 309 patients and is spread across various regions, as conveyed by a government spokesman for Handling the Corona COVID-19 Virus, Achmad Yurianto this afternoon.
KlikDokter at a glance
KlikDokter is a digital health platform that has been established since 2008 through a joint venture with PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk (Emtek) in 2016. Since its inception, KlikDokter has had the spirit of CIE (Communication, Information and Education) with the aim of advancing the health of the Indonesian people.
KlikDokter comes with health information that focuses on accuracy and updates from trusted sources. Furthermore, a variety of features around health services - such as 24-hour online consultations, health tools, hospital directories, online drug recommendations, drug delivery and also real-time online booking features and other health features, can be obtained either through website or the KlikDokter application.
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio: prescription medicines (Cefspan, Hemapo, Broadced, etc. ); health product division that handles over-the-counter medication (Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Woods, Fatigon, etc. ); as well as energy and ready-to-consume drinks (Extra Joss, Hydro Coco); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc. ); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has approximately 40 subsidiaries and 12 production facilities with international standard, and employs approximately 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 76 branches throughout Indonesia. From 1991, Kalbe is listed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).