Jakarta Provincial Government through Social Agency starts distributing social assistance to Penjaringan Urban Village residents, North Jakarta on Thursday (4/9) ahead of large-scale social restriction (PSBB) implementation.
" We will deliver it door-to-door to prevent transmission of COVID-19"
After city collected data from all urban villages in Jakarta, assistance was distributed by delivering it one-by-one to residents' houses. Each package consists of staple food, cloth face mask, and soap which are provided by Perumda Pasar Jaya.
Jakarta Social Agency Head, Irmansyah explained, his side cooperated with TNI and police to distribute the packages with physical distancing method.
"Thus they don't need to gather to get the assistance. We will deliver it door-to-door to prevent transmission of COVID-19," he stated as quoted from Jakarta PPID press release.
Penjaringan Urban Village in North Jakarta became the first urban village which got assistance considering the number of its residents.
Based on data from Jakarta Health Agency, Penjaringan Urban Village is one of the areas in Jakarta that has a large number of ODP and PDP.
Urban villages were selected based on its priority by considering Governor's Regulation (Pergub) No. 90/2018 concerning the Improvement of Settlement's Quality within Integrated Settlement Areas Arrangement.
That Pergub stated Penjaringan Urban Village is included as a residential area that needs to be arranged by considering several aspects related to physical environment arrangement, social and cultural empowerment, and community's economic condition.
According to him, assistance will be distributed in two phases.
"On the first phase, assistance will be delivered on April 9-18, 2020 with target 1.2 poor families and those who are considered vulnerable of COVID-19. The second phase will be held on April 19-23 for the poor and vulnerable groups who have not been registered," he explained.
The second phase will be carried out by asking those who are not registered yet to fill the form that has been provided and submit it to the local RW and it will be forwarded to the urban village. Later, those data will be verified to be scheduled for the next phase and its location.