Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo today visited Riau Islands Province to inspect the construction of a coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) emergency hospital on Galang Island.
He departed from Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase in East Jakarta at 10.00 a.m. Western Indonesia Time (WIB). He was accompanied by Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo.
According to the Public Workd and Public Housing Ministry, the construction of the health facility will be completed soon. As of the end of March 2020, the progress has reached around 92 percent.
The construction is divided into 3 zonings. Zone A (former refugee camp renovation) covers supporting buildings such as mess buildings for officers, doctors, and nurses, sterilization buildings, pharmaceutical buildings, nutrition buildings, laundry, warehouses, and powerhouse.
While Zone B includes storage facilities and supporting facilities such as isolation rooms, observation rooms, laboratories, sterilization rooms, GWT, central medical gas systems, mortuary facilities, helipads, and utility zones.
In addition, near the main facilities will also be equipped with exam rooms, mobile x-ray storage rooms, laboratory rooms, kitchens, clean water facilities, wastewater installation, drainage, garbage dump, and other utilities.
The facility is expected to accommodate 1,000 beds. In Phase I, two 2-story buildings were built to accommodate 340 beds that are prioritized to be completed in advance; 240 beds for people in monitoring (ODP) and 100 beds for patients under supervision (PDP).