Health Facilities in Galang Island Ready for Operation
Date 8 April 2020
Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has completed the construction of observation/isolation/quarantine facilities for contagious disease mitigation, particularly the COVID-19, in Galang Island in Riau Islands Province.
The facilities, which were built under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s order, have been in operation since Monday (6/4).
The observation/isolation/quarantine facilities – which were officially opened by Indonesian Military Regional Defense Joint Command I (Kogabwilhan I) Commander Vice Adm. Yudo Margono – will have a total capacity of 1,000 beds, in which the facility with a capacity of 360 beds was built during the first development phase.
The facility consists of three zones.
Zone A is the supporting facilities such as a housing complex for doctors and nurses, a sterilization building, a nutrition room, a laundry room, a warehouse, and a power house.
Zone B is for inpatient care and its supporting facilities such as isolation wards, observation wards, laboratories, Intensive Care Units (ICU), a morgue, a helipad, and utility zones.
Zone B has 360 beds in total of which 340 beds are for patients under observation and a 20-bed isolation ward for providing intensive care. Meanwhile, Zone C will be built for the next development phase.
As for the staff, the hospital has 247 personnel consisting of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and non-medical workers, including those from the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), Riau Islands provincial government, and volunteers.
Regarding equipment, Ministry of Health has provided health and nutrition care equipment for the facilities. In addition, Galang Island health facility also has 20 ambulances, four trucks, four minibuses, 2,000 protective personal equipment, and 5,000 medical masks.
In the meantime, in a bid to provide access to clean water in the facilities, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has also installed raw water transmission pipes spanning 13.85 kilometers in which the water is sourced from Monggak Rempang Dam.
The trial phase for distribution of water from Monggak Rempang Dam to Camp Vietnam Dam has also begun. The works also includes reservoir dredging of Camp Vietnam Dame to increase water storage volume from 820 m2 to 6,700 m2.
For the record, the facilities were developed under a joint supervision of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing and the Riau Islands settlement agency with state-owned developers PT Waskita Karya and PT Wijaya Karya as the developers and PT Virama Karya as project management consultant. (Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany S
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas