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Some Top Officials Inspect Emergency Hospital for COVID-19 Patients

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Some top officials inspect emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients

Kemayoran Athlete Village changes into an emergency hopsital to treat COVID-19 patients (ANTARA)

Several top officials inspected on Sunday an emergency hospital at the Kemayoran Athlete Village in Central Jakarta to treat patients with coronavirus infection.

The top state officials included Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, Chief of the National Defense Forces (TNI) Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, and Chief of the COVID-19 Task Force Doni Monardo.

"We have checked the Kemayoran Athlete Village buildings that have been upgraded into an emergency hospital to treat COVID-19 patients," TNI Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said in a press conference at the Kemayoran Athlete Village in Central Jakarta on Sunday.

He said several buildings including Towers 6 and 7 will be used as ICU and non-ICU rooms equipped with standard air conditioners. Tower 3 will be used for supporting medical workers including those from Indonesian military/police hospitals, state-owned companies' hospitals and private hospitals.

"One tower will be used for personnel of the Military/police/BNPB (National Disaster Mitigation Agency) task forces," he said.

Based on the results of check, a rehearsal for the operation of the emergency hospital will be conducted on Sunday night (March 22), he said.

Hopefully, the hospital will start operating on Monday (March 23) as scheduled, he said.

According to the Housing Directorate General's plan, four towers will be used as an emergency hospital. They are towers 1, 3, 6 and 7 in Block D10 next to Mitra Kemayoran Hospital.

The first to 24th floors of Tower 1 will be used for doctors and medical workers. Tower 1 consists of 650 rooms capable of accommodating 1,750 people, he said.

The first to 24th floors of Tower 3 will function as COVID-19 Task Force Command Post. The tower also comprises 650 rooms that can accommodate some 1,750 people.

The first to 24th floors of Tower 6 will be used for an emergency hospital and inpatient treatment . Like Towers 1 and 3, Tower 6 also comprises 650 rooms that can accommodate 1,750 patients. (ANTARA)

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