Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has stated that a covid-19 emergencyy hospital on Galand Island will be operational on Monday, April 6, 2020.
President Jokowi inspected the construction of the health facility on Monday morning. He was accompanied by Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo.
"It will be open on Monday," President Jokowi said after the visit.
The construction was originally targeted to be completed on 28 March 2020, but due to constraints in the delivery of goods, including construction materials, caused by bad weather, the completion target has been shifted to early April 2020.
The Government transformed 20 out of 80 hectares of a former camp for Vietnamese refugees as well as a development area located 60 km from Hang Nadim Airport and 56 km from Batam City into facilities.
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).