Jakarta designates five more hospitals as COVID-19 referral centers

first_imgThe Jakarta administration has appointed five more hospitals in the capital city as referral centers for COVID-19 patients. They are Fatmawati Central General Hospital (RSU Fatmawati) in South Jakarta, Bhayangkara Police Hospital (RSU Bhayangkara) in South Jakarta, Mintoharjo Naval Hospital (RSAL Mintoharjo) in Central Jakarta, Cengkareng Regional General Hospital (RSUD Cengkareng) in West Jakarta and Pasar Minggu Regional General Hospital (RSUD Pasar Minggu) in South Jakarta.Previously, the city had appointed three hospitals in the capital city as hospitals for COVID-19 cases, namely Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in North Jakarta, Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in East Jakarta and Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD Gatot Soebroto) in Central Jakarta. With the five additional ones, the capital now has eight hospitals specializing in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 patients.Read also: ‘No need to panic’: Jokowi tells people to stay vigilant, avoid COVID-19 rumors “The Jakarta Health Agency has prepared eight referral hospitals for COVID-19 cases,” Ani Ruspitawati, head of health resources at the Jakarta Health Agency, said at City hall on Monday as reported by kompas.com.Ani said the eight hospitals had 125 beds in isolation rooms for COVID-19 patients.Up until now, she said, the COVID-19 health post of the Jakarta Health Agency had received 3,580 coronavirus reports from residents of the capital.Two new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to six.“Case 5 is a 55-year-old man, who is part of the Jakarta cluster,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Directorate General secretary Achmad Yurianto said on Sunday, referring to a number of suspected and confirmed cases connected to a Japanese woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia after visiting Jakarta in February.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta’s port tightens measures on foreign ships, bars crews from disembarkingCase 6, Yurianto said, was a 36-year-old man who was among the Indonesian crew members of the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship that was docked in Yokohama, Japan. The man is in quarantine on Sebaru Island in Jakarta’s Thousand Islands regency, together with 68 other crew members. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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