What is clear is that we treat those confirmed to be COVID-19 positive here
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Armed Forces’ (TNI’s) Health Center is still examining the COVID-19 virus that infected 43 patients at the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran COVID-19 Emergency Hospital, Head of TNI’s Health Center, Major General Budiman, stated.
Budiman’s team delivered the samples from the patients to the Ministry of Health’s Research and Development Agency to ensure whether they are the latest variants of COVID-19: BA.4 and BA.5.
“What is clear is that we treat those confirmed to be COVID-19 positive here,” he noted at Wisma Atlet Kemayoran’s Tower 1 here on Tuesday.
Some 60 percent of the 43 COVID-19 patients that receive treatment at the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran COVID-19 Emergency Hospital are international travelers, with the rest being local residents.
In addition to treating patients confirmed to be COVID-19 positive, the emergency hospital is set up by the government to serve as an isolation location.
This isolation location is intended for Jakartans and international travelers whose residences do not have spaces for self-isolation.
International travelers, who have not been completely vaccinated, must undergo quarantine.
However, those who had been completely vaccinated will be considered safe and had complied with the government’s recommendation.
Budiman also took the opportunity to draw attention to the fact that the recent rise in several cases in Indonesia aligned with the government’s forecast of a surge in cases after a long holiday.
The government had also instructed his team to always be on standby, so that the current rise is already under control.
The preparedness of the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran COVID-19 Emergency Hospital does not solely depend on the number of patients, he noted.
This is because the emergency hospital also has other roles: expediting vaccination, conducting dissemination and training, and conducting research.