The Indonesian Health Volunteers (Rekan Indonesia) are strongly supporting the Jakarta Provincial Government's steps to add 26 private hospitals as referral hospitals for handling COVID-19 patients.
" We fully support it in order to anticipate the full capacity of the currently available treatment rooms"
Rekan Indonesia Chairperson Agung Nugroho said it was the city's effort to address the availability of ward and isolation rooms, along with the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the capital.
"We fully support it in order to anticipate the full capacity of the currently available treatment rooms," he expressed, Friday (9/25).
Based on the data as of September 23, he added, around 81 percent of total 4,812 patients care beds and around 74 percent of 695 ICU beds had been used.
As a matter of fact, he asserted, based on WHO recommendations, the level of hospital availability for handling COVID 19 should be below 60 percent.
"So, the additional private hospitals as referrals for COVID 19 patients in the capital are right. Moreover, the city also has re-opened the recruitment of health professionals," he uttered.