Solo, CNN Indonesia —
A total of 25 resident doctors on duty at Dr. Moewardi Regional Hospital, Solo, Central Java, were stated positive corona virus (Covid-19). They are students of the pulmonary specialist education program (PPDS) of the Faculty of Medicine, Sebelas Maret University (UNS)
“Currently the UNS Hospital receives a referral of 25 positive patients from Covid-19 from Dr. Moewardi Hospital to undergo a period of isolation at the UNS Hospital,” Deputy Director of Research and Education at the UNS Hospital in Solo, Dr. Tonang Dwi Ardyanto, Saturday (11/7).
Tonang explained that 25 people were medical personnel as well as PPDS pulmonary students or often called lung resident doctors. According to him, initially only one resident was confirmed positive by Covid-19 on Thursday (9/7).
“Then done contact tracing to his friends, “he said.
Tonang said that his party would coordinate with the Solo City Health Office (Dinkes) to take steps to prevent and control the corona virus in the Solo and surrounding areas.
“We ask for prayers and support from all parties, presumably this condition can be handled and resolved as well as possible,” he said.
Confirmed separately, one of the Board of Trustees of Dr. Moewardi Hospital, Dr. Reviono confirmed as many as 25 doctors who were positive residents of the corona virus. He said around 80 students attended pulmonary PPDS at RSUD Dr. Moewardi.
According to Reviono, they had all taken specimens to be tested by the RT-PCR method. However, he was reluctant to reveal the number of resident doctors who were confirmed positive for corona virus because they were still waiting for the second test.
“There is a positive but only one swab. Certainly we are still waiting for the results of the second test tomorrow,” Reviono said.
The Head of the Central Java Health Service, Yulianto Prabowo said that some of the results of the PCR test for the doctor of the de Moewardi Regional Hospital had already come out. But he was reluctant to mention the numbers because it was still doing it contact tracing.
“We will convey the amount later when everything is finished. Now we continue contact tracing. Once we know there is contact (with Covid-19 patients), we immediately swab, “he said.
Yulianto confirmed that the resident doctor who tested positive for the corona virus was in good clinical condition. It’s just that it still checks them for possible comorbidities suffered by resident doctors.
Furthermore, Yulianto said that his office has provided quarantine facilities for medical personnel. These include the Tlogo Hotel, the Semarang Kesambi Hijau Hotel, and the Central Java Regional Human Resources Development Agency.
“The point is how they are maintained so as not to transmit the virus to other people. Now, if the clinical condition is not good, then they will be referred to be treated in hospital,” he said.
To date, based on data from the Covid-19 Task Force, positive cases of the corona virus in Central Java have reached 5,403 people. Of that number, 1,905 were declared cured and 235 others died. The region, led by Ganjar Pranowo, is among the top five provinces with the highest number of positive corona virus cases.
(OCD / from)