BANDUNG-As much as 1500 West Java athletes of PON XIX/2016 are protected with protection of occupational accident and death from Work Force BPJS.
A BPJS card is symbolically given to the Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan, in Gedung Sate, on Wednesday (15/6) during the break fasting event together with all of the athletes.
The Head of BPJS of Bandung, Suci Darmadi said that the protection of occupational accident and death is aimed to protect the employee or in this case athlete from the risk of accident while competing for West Java.
"The protection is not only given during PON, but also henceforward with the regional budget," he said.
He said that the authorused athletes are having the rights to recieve a full protection of social security, as stated on the law No. 24 of 2011 on BPJS.
The Governor welcomes the intention and also supports the athletes to be protected with BPJS. "I hope this protection will increase your spirit in competing for West Java," he said. Jo