Monday, 25 May 2020 | 05:22 WIB

Jakarta Administration in Shortage of PPE and Maskers for Handling of Covid-19

Jakarta Administration in Shortage of PPE and Maskers for Handling of Covid-19 (bbc)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Jakarta Provincial Government claims that it still lacks medical equipment in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks for medical personnel to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The statement was conveyed by the Head of Jakarta Health Office Prevention and Control Division Dwi Oktavia. She said Jakarta is still lacking the medical equipment, and only has limited supply

"The equipments that are still needed are PPE, face masks, gloves, disinfectants," she said at City Hall, Jakarta, on Wednesday (1/4/2020).

However, Dwi did not mention how many PPE, masks, gloves, and disinfectants that are still needed by the Jakarta administration.

Nevertheless, Dwi expressed her appreciation and thanks to all parties who have provided assistance in handling Covid-19.

She revealed that her office had received assistance for the medical team, such as 350 underwear for the women's medical team and 160 underwear for the men's medical team.

The Jakarta Provincial Government has also received 4,000 pairs of gloves, as well as 2,100 cans of packaged milk.

In addition, there was also assistance of 120 liters of disinfectant liquid, 200 units of alcohol swabs, 10 liters of hand sanitizer, and 500 pairs of gloves.

Previously the central government had also distributed 349,000 PPEs to meet medical personnel needs in handling coronavirus positive patients. Efforts to distribute PPE will also continue to be increased.

Corona positive patients in Jakarta until Wednesday (1/4) increased by 51 people, bringing the total number of positive corona cases in Jakarta to 794 cases.

As many as 490 patients are still being treated at the hospital, and 166 others are doing isolation independently. In addition, 87 people have died, and 705 others are still waiting for the results of laboratory tests.