ICECRD ACTIVITIES – In the midst of soaring COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, we must remain vigilant so as not to be exposed to the Corona virus and become the spreader. Therefore, we must routinely test for COVID-19, especially those who are active outside the home and meet many people.
To ensure the health of themselves and those around them, as many as 115 employees in the Bogor Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development(ICECRD) underwent a PCR ( Polymerase Chain Reaction ) Swab test , on the terrace of the Display Building of the ICECRD on Friday (2/7/21).
The Head of the ICECRD (Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D.) accompanied by the Head of Administration, KSPHP Coordinator, PE Coordinator, Head of Research Group, Research Professor, directly monitored and took the PCR Swab test with all ASN, honorary and contract workers.
“Today we are carrying out a PCR Swab test to ensure that the employees of the ICECRD, whether ASN, Honorary / contract workers, are not exposed to Covid-19, because in serving the community we must be healthy and excellent,” he said
Furthermore, Syafaruddin said that the purpose of holding this Swab test (PCR) was to carry out testing , tracing and treatment . If a case is later found, further action will be taken according to the applicable procedures, by tracing close contacts.
Syafaruddidn also advised all employees of the ICECRD to be disciplined by complying with health protocols. Always 5M: Wearing a mask, Washing hands with soap and running water, Keeping a distance, Staying away from crowds, and Limiting mobilization and interaction.
The PCR Swab Test at the ICECRD was carried out based on the circular letter of the Secretary of IAARD number 1723/KP.510/06/2021 dated June 21, 2021 as an effort to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Virus in the employees of the Agricultural Research and Development Agency (IAARD), Ministry of Agriculture.
The implementation of the PCR Swab test in the IAARD environment began on June 28 – July 9, 2021 for 1,608 IAARD employees who are domiciled in four locations, namely: Jakarta, Bogor, Serpong and Sukamandi. According to a predetermined schedule, today the PCR Swab test will be carried out by the Unit of the ICECRD and the Horticulture Research and Development Center located in the Display Building, Bogor ICECRD. (ANJAS).