Suara.com – Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, said that the increase in Covid-19 cases, which is getting higher, has an impact on the filling of beds in health facilities.
Because the increase in positive cases per day reached 9,000 to 10,000 cases.
“This must be watched out by the local government and the community. The higher the increase in positive cases, it will have an impact on the filling of beds in health facilities,” said Wiku at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/1/2021).
He explained that at least 30 percent of active cases require hospital treatment and will continue to increase as long as the number of active cases continues to grow.
Based on graphic data, the top 10 provinces with the highest level of bed occupancy for isolation rooms and the highest level of occupancy are not below 60 percent.
Even in DKI, said Wiku, the bed occupancy rate is above 80 percent.
“DKI Jakarta alone has over 80 percent of the occupancy rate and will soon be full,” he said.
Wiku said that if the beds in health facilities were 100 percent full, the hospital would not be able to be handled. Because hospital resources or human resources in the hospital do not have the capacity to handle corona patients.
Wiku explained, as an illustration, with a 60-70 percent fill rate, health workers were very overwhelmed with handling Covid-19 patients. So that if it continues to increase, the greater the burden on health workers and the potential for infection will be even higher.
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He reminded that in December 2020, 49 doctors died due to Covid-19.
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