Pertamina Builds COVID-19 Emergency Hospital in West Jakarta

Saturday, 17-July-2021 20:00

Construction of the COVID-19 Emergency Hospital
Image : ANTARA/HO-Pertamina
Construction of the COVID-19 Emergency Hospital

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - State-owned energy company PT Pertamina (Persero) is developing a COVID-19 emergency hospital on an area of ​​4.2 hectares in Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta. The hospital is set to have capacity of 300 beds.

Pertamina Business Supporting Director Dedi Sunardi said the construction of an emergency hospital was a form of the company's commitment to support the Indonesian government in accelerating the handling of COVID-19.

"We hope that in the next two weeks the construction can be completed in phases," Dedi Sunardi said in a statement quoted in Jakarta, on Saturday (07/17/2021).

Dedi explained that the company allocated 128 beds for treatment room, 70 beds in ICU and ICU emergency rooms, and 104 beds in the ICU building.

The emergency hospital will be equipped with negative pressure and a HEPA filter, so that the air released from the hospital remains safe for the environment.

In addition, the hospital will also be equipped with operating rooms, laboratory rooms, radiology, pharmaceutical installation, nutrition installation, central sterilization room, laundry room, and morgue, including hemowashing installations for COVID-19 patients who need dialysis, as well as maternity rooms for pregnant women who are tested positive for COVID-19.

Pertamina designed the emergency hospital building in Tanjung Duren by maximizing the potential of land and funds for possible future developments.

The modular system was chosen because it uses the concept of pre-fabricated development, which is mass-produced and then sent to the site and installed so as to help accelerate development.

The modular system is made of durable and tested materials, and is certified earthquake resistant.

Dedi has not detailed the total investment to build the emergency hospital, including the source of the budget.

Meanwhile, Pertamedika President Director Fathema Djan Rachmat said that in addition to the modular hospital in Tanjung Duren, the company also manages the COVID-19 emergency hospital at Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory.

Pertamedika, which is a subsidiary of Pertamina in the health sector, has reviewed the construction of an emergency health service facility for COVID-19 patients in Bandung, West Java.

"We will synergize with several SOEs, such as Kimia Farma, Telkom, and Pindad to provide COVID-19 treatment facilities," said Fathema, as reported by Antara.

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