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Contagion Worsens, Strengthen Health Services

Health workers are starting to become overwhelmed in a number of regions with high cases of Covid-19 transmission. Therefore, the number of health workers and health facilities needs to be increased immediately.

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Health workers in protective clothing carry a positive Covid-19 patient at the ER at Dr Kariadi Hospital, Semarang City, Central Java, Tuesday (15/6/2021). The surge in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks has caused a number of health facilities to be overwhelmed with handling patients, causing queues and full treatment rooms.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The surge in Covid-19 cases has led to a higher hospital occupancy rate in a number of regions. This emergency phase has caused health workers to become overwhelmed.

Therefore, the capacity of health facilities must be immediately strengthened through the addition of medical personnel and health facilities. This step must be accompanied by the tightening of mobility restrictions.

Editor: Syahnan Rangkuti
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