The Pharmaceutical Industry Begins to Give Real Support to the Development of National Sports

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Kontingen Indonesia dalam upacara pembukaan Asian Games 2014 di Incheon, Korea Selatan, Jumat (19/9/2014). (AFP PHOTO/JUNG YEON-JE/KOMPAS.COM)

The 18th Asian Games which took place on August 18, 2018 in Indonesia were attended by 9,500 athletes, 2,500 OCA Family & VIP / VVIP, 20,000 Volunteers & Workforces, 5,500 Technical Officials & Judges and 5,000 Media. The Asian Games event was held in two major cities, Jakarta and Palembang, as well as several cities around West Java, which will contribute to the success of the biggest event in Asia.

Not only small city cities that have contributed to the success of the biggest sports event in Asia, but also the Indonesian Pharmaceutical Companies Association (GPFI), also gave a real concern to government programs in this matter by supporting sports events through medicines.

The Jakarta GPFI chaired by Handoko B. Soetrisno instructs its members to donate medicines to help the success of the Asian Games 2018. Handoko B. Soetrisno appoints Teddy Iman S who is the treasurer of the DKI Jakarta GPFI as chair of the 18th Asian Games 2018’s medicine coordinator.

The medicines needed for the Asian Games are basically related to injuries in matches or the implementation in the field on duty. The participation of the pharmaceutical industry in medicine donation activities for this year’s Asian Games involves 15 pharmaceutical companies in Jakarta.

The process of collecting medicines takes approximately one week because they have to wait for medicines from donors from the pharmaceutical industry.

Quoted from kompas.com (10/10/18) donations of medicines collected are handed over to representatives of Inasgoc’s Medical & Doping Control Department represented by Dr. Fits Gerald Patty and witnessed by the DKI Jakarta Health Office represented by Dr. Weningtyas and Wahyu.

The medicines given by the DKI Jakarta GPFI for the event of Asian Games 2018, still have long expiration date and the value of these donations is more than Rp. 360 million.  Some GPFI administrators also have an active role as part of the Asian Games 2018 committee in one of the sports branches, Modern Pentathlon. The use of these drugs is very useful especially for athletes.

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