10 other patients under surveillance admitted to RSUP

10 other patients under surveillance admitted to RSUP

RSUP Persahabatan President Director Rita Rogayah during a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday. (ANTARA/Andi Firdaus).

The number of ODP reached 29 as of yesterday evening. This morning, two ODP were checked but were not treated. In total, the hospital has 31 ODP.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Some 10 other patients, categorized as people under surveillance (ODP), were admitted to the Persahabatan Central General Hospital (RSUP) in Jakarta on Thursday afternoon.

"The number of ODP reached 29 as of yesterday evening. This morning, two ODP were checked but not treated. In total, the hospital has 31 ODP," RSUP President Director Rita Rogayah remarked at a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday.

All ODP were allowed to return home. However, they are placed under monitoring, she revealed.

Officers of the Command Posts of the Jakarta Administration will monitor them in line with a report from the medical workers of the Persahabatan Hospital, she stated.

"Patients who returned home (on their own) are not the responsibility of the hospital. The ODP will not automatically become patients. We send a routine report to each command post of the Health Office in Jakarta. It is the on-duty officers, who will monitor them," he stated.

The medical team has advised ODP to take rest at home and routinely report about their whereabouts.

He noted that patients under surveillance still numbered at 10.

"As usual, isolated patients are still subject to the procedure, and we are awaiting a report from the Health Ministry's research and development center," he stated.

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