Jakarta Vice Governor Ahmad Riza Patria, appreciated various support from the central government in handling and controlling the COVID-19 outbreak in Jakarta. One of them was providing isolation facility at hotels for asymptomatic and minor-symptomatic COVID-19 patients, including for health workers.
" Since last year, we have used 17 hotels"
"On behalf of Jakarta administration, the governor and me want to say thank you to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economic that supports us. Since the pandemic attacks, based on the President's order, several places for controlled isolation rooms are needed, like at Wisma Atlet and some hotels," Patria said, when he visited the isolation center, Twin Plaza Hotel along with Tourism and Creative Economic Minister, Sandiaga Uno, Wednesday (1/27) night.
As quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, the vice governor hoped that the administration could continuously collaborate with the central government to get support in overcoming the coronavirus. One of them was by intensifying isolation facility in hotels. As reported before, the government provided the Wisma Atlet FIMK and 17 hotels. Through the ministry, they had provided isolation facility to the financing.
"Since last year, we have used 17 hotels, where 12 are used to accommodate health workers who are still being treated and 5 are used to accommodate people without symptoms (OTG). So thank you for the support. Hopefully the number can be increased again, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city and its surrounding areas. The governor also has communicated with the central government to help increase isolation facility," he explained.
In the meantime, Tourism and Creative Economic Minister Sandiaga Uno positively welcomed the collaboration between the central government and the administration, as well as other related units to provide hotels turned into isolation facility. For this year, the finance is managed by the BNPB. But in the future, the financing will be borne back by the ministry.
"The central government will add more isolation facilities for health workers, OTG and also quarantine. Temporarily they plan to accommodate through the BNPB. Then us, will await the data from the PHRI, the governor and the health ministry, how much is projected. Thus we can calculate and give our support to realize them all. With this collaboration, hopefully we can quickly stop the disease," he uttered.
Similar statement also came out from the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Chairman Hariadi Sukamdani. He would continue to support and was ready to supply hotels with proper facilities and good health protocols for isolation facility.
"We want to say thank you for Mr. Vice Governor's support about tourism grants that have been paid to the hotel and restaurant sector which is very helpful, including support for quarantine for tourists. So, whatever is needed we are actually ready," he uttered.
As for the information, Twin Plaza Hotel, which is the location of the review, is one of the isolation facilities in Jakarta. It was attended by Ministry’s Destination and Infrastructure Development Undersecretary, Hari Santosa Sungkari; Ministry's Crisis Management Expert, Hengky Manurung; PHRI Secretary General, Alan; Dandim 0503 West Jakarta, Colonel Inf Dadang Ismail Marzuki; West Jakarta Mayor, Uus Kuswanto; Jakarta BPBD Acting Head, Sabdo; Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economic Agency Acting Head, Gumilar Ekalaya; and Twin Hotel management.