The Indonesian Government, through the COVID-19 task force, has invited the mass media to help oversee the distribution of protective and medical equipment to hospitals, including those that are not handling coronavirus patients currently.
"We would like to invite the mass media to control and oversee the distribution of protective and medical equipment to a number of hospitals, including hospitals that are not handling COVID-19 (cases),” head of the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling, Doni Monardo, said on Monday in Jakarta.
He said the purchase of protective equipment has not only been prioritized for doctors who are at the forefront of COVID-19 treatment efforts, but also other doctors and medical personnel as any patient can be a potential carrier.
Based on data from the Minister of Health, there are 15 million people who have registered for telemedicine services, which offer medical consultations using communication technology such as apps, Doni Monardo revealed.
According to Doni, this would be very helpful as patients can seek treatment and get doctor's advice online.
Doni Monardo also urged citizens to eat nutritious food, get enough rest, and keep their minds and hearts happy, explaining that in addition to medical aspects, psychological aspects also influence the body's immunity. (ANTARA)