Jakarta Deputy Gov Talks of 21 Cases of Unknown Acute Hepatitis in Capital
11 May 2022 20:41 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria stated that there were 21 suspected cases of mysterious acute hepatitis in the capital. According to him, all of them are local cases.
“There are 21 cases in Jakarta, and three of them died,” said Riza at City Hall, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
However, he stopped short of detailing the information regarding the age range of patients suspected of contracting the acute hepatitis or liver inflammation of unknown origin. Detailed information, he added, could be asked to the Jakarta Health Agency.
“But what we must know is that acute hepatitis does not only attack children, but also adults,” Riza underlined.
The Gerindra politician also said the 21 suspected cases of mysterious acute hepatitis are still under epidemiological investigation. He appealed to the public to stay vigilant and comply with the health protocols.
The Jakarta provincial government, he went on, continued to coordinate with the Health Ministry in evaluating and monitoring cases of the unknown acute hepatitis.
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin had stated that the first three cases of acute hepatitis in Indonesia were reported on April 27, 2022, days after the WHO announced an outbreak in Europe.
On the same day, the ministry immediately issued a circular for all hospitals and health agencies to carry out surveillance and monitoring of these cases.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA