In order to handle coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, the government has formed a task force. The newest, more than 22 thousand volunteers have joined the Indonesian Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response, according to Achmad Yurianto, the government spokesperson for COVID-19 handling.
“Over 22,000 volunteers have voluntarily registered with the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Response at the national and regional level,” he said here on Wednesday, April 15.
Yurianto expressed his gratitude to volunteers for supporting the Task Force.
More than 800 hospitals have been providing medical services to patients infected with the novel coronavirus disease. The hospitals itself owned by the central government, regional governments, state-owned enterprises (BUMN), the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian Police (Polri), and the private sector.
Responsilities have been done by the task force for the needs of beds and emergency hospitals. The task force has readied more than four thousand beds and has prepared emergency hospitals as first-line hospitals for treating mild and moderate cases.
In order to ensure adequate and optimal services to patients there are referral hospitals that are focusing on providing medical care to patients in critical condition, Yurianto added.
Two of them, the Wisma Atlet emergency hospital in Jakarta has prepared up to two thousand beds, and an emergency hospital on Galang Island, Riau Islands Province, has readied up to 400 beds.
The measures taken by the task force reflect the seriousness of the government in tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, Yurianto remarked.
Besides of that, the national COVID-19 task force announced it had received public donations totaling Rp200 billion. As for, the funds will be used to support medical treatment for positive patients and medical workers.
Yurianto said the funds will also be distributed to people who were highly affected by the pandemic.
On the other hand, the graph of the new coronavirus disease case fatality rate (CFR) is no longer being used. The Indonesia COVID-19 mitigation task force decided not to include this in its release related to the case development starting Wednesday, April 15.
Because, according to the head of the disaster information and communication data center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Agus Wibowo, that data on the death toll may result in different interpretations.
Instead, the team presented the mortality rate per 1 million
Agus asserted that the adjustment in the calculation method followed the input from the leader of the expert team of the national COVID-19 task force, Wiku Adisasmito.
As same as the Worldometer, https://www.worldometers.info/, a US-based independent digital media company, that using the same method.