Nurse of Gatot Surboto Army Hospital dies in isolation ward

Nurse of Gatot Surboto Army Hospital dies in isolation ward

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Without them, we cannot do anything. Hence, the government is obliged to ensure their safety and security
Jakarta (ANTARA) - A surgical nursing staff of the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), only identified as S, died while undergoing treatment at the hospital's isolation ward on Tuesday evening, Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI) Chairman Harif Fadhillah stated.

The 49-year-old nurse, from the hospital's surgical team, passed away at around 8:20 p.m. local time, but the result of the laboratory test was yet unavailable, Fadhillah noted in a short message that ANTARA received in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The PPNI chairman admitted to not yet being in a position to confirm the results of diagnostic tests of RSPAD’s medical team members. However, S, a resident of the Pondoklabu area of Cilandak, South Jakarta, was receiving treatment in the hospital's isolation ward.

Cengkareng Hospital's medical team members buried the deceased on Wednesday morning, he remarked.

The RSPAD spokesperson had yet to give a statement when ANTARA attempted to contact for confirmation.

Indonesia has been battling the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past few weeks. As of Tuesday (March 31), Indonesia had 1,528 confirmed cases of which 81 were discharged from hospitals, while 136 others died of this deadly virus.

Doctors and paramedics are on the frontline, responding to the threat caused by COVID-19.

"Without them, we cannot do anything. Hence, the government is obliged to ensure their safety and security," General Secretary of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)-East Java Office Lilik Hendarwati emphasized.  

In Indonesia's war on COVID-19, RSPAD has emerged as one of the hospitals in the Indonesian capital city, Jakarta, to have offered treatment to people diagnosed with COVID-19 symptoms.

Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, who had tested positive for COVID-19, is also hospitalized at RSPAD and has been receiving treatment since March 14.

Special Staffer for Agency and Media Affairs at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Jodi Mahardi, recently revealed that Sumadi's condition had shown improvement.

The hospital authorities had also taken this 63-year-old minister off the ventilator. The minister was the 76th COVID-19 patient in Indonesia, Mahardi revealed.


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