Health Ministry Transforms 3 Hospitals into Covid-19 Special Facilities

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Health Ministry has transformed three general hospitals in Jakarta, namely Fatmawati Hospital, Persahabatan Hospital, and Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease (RSPI) Hospital as Covid-19 Special Hospitals following a dramatic spike in cases.

    “The Health Ministry has taken a policy to appoint three hospitals under the authority of the ministry to be designated as hospitals serving Covid cases,” said the ministry’s spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi in an online press conference on Thursday, June 24.

    Based on the data of the Covid Handling Task Force today, Indonesia recorded 20,574 new positive cases, the highest daily rise throughout the pandemic. Since the last few days, the trend of new infections has also shown a significant increase.

    Nadia mentioned that the country has 94,420 isolation beds and ICU beds. The national occupancy rate reached 67 percent.

    However, above 80 percent of the hospital beds in several regions have been occupied. In Yogyakarta and Central Java, the occupancy rate hit 85 percent, 87 percent in Banten, 88 percent in West Java, and 90 percent in Jakarta.

    “It is hoped that converting three hospitals into special hospitals that provide full services for Covid-19 patients will help increase the availability of healthcare facilities,” said Nadia.

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    EGI ADYATAMA