- Title: Indonesia turns island, stadium into hospitals to house coronavirus patients
- Date: 26th March 2020
- Summary: BEKASI, WEST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (MARCH 25, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MEDICAL STAFF GEARING UP NEAR HOSPITAL BED MEDICAL STAFF GATHERING AT STADIUM MAN STANDING NEXT TO AMBULANCE TALKING TO MEDICAL STAFF VARIOUS OF MEDICAL STAFF LISTENING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIAN DOCTOR WANTED TO BE KNOWN AS 'DOCTOR W' SAYING: "The suspected patients, or patients display symptoms were tested with drive-through, means only one-on-one contact, the system there (South Korea) is different from here (where everyone in one space). We are helping the spread of the virus. I hope our government can learn from South Korea's experience, compared to us, they managed to keep the number of patients and death toll under control. WORKERS MOVING BOXES INTO MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF HOSPITAL BEDS ARMY OFFICIALS LEAVING HOSPITAL WORKER DISINFECTING ARMY OFFICER
- Keywords: Indonesia coronavirus hospital island stadium
- Reuters ID: LVA002C6OSKSN
- Location: GALANG ISLAND, BEKASI, INDONESIA
- City: GALANG ISLAND, BEKASI, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Duration: 00:01:59
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: PART VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING
Indonesian government is racing against time to build a new hospital and turn a stadium into makeshift hospital to house coronavirus patients as an effort to contain the spread across the archipelago.
During a visit in the Galang Island on Wednesday (March 25), to the south of Singapore, army chief said phase one of the hospital will be completed in three days. By Monday (March 30), the hospital will have a capacity of 340 beds and 20 intensive care isolation ward.
In Bekasi, located on the east of capital Jakarta, local government turned a stadium into hospital, setting up beds and rapid test stations in case local health institutes are overwhelmed.
Indonesia has confirmed 790 cases and 58 deaths, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Wednesday, but the data is seen as understating the scale of infections because of a low rate of testing and a high mortality rate.
A study by the London-based Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases released on Monday (March 23) estimates that as few as 2 percent of Indonesia's coronavirus infections have been reported. That would bring the true number to as many as 34,300, which is more than Iran.
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