Health Minister Ensures Health Service Readiness for G20 Summit
The Government continues to make preparations for the G20 Summit in Bali next November.
Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, as a leader in the healthcare sector, has stated that the Government had prepared three important aspects related to healthcare services.
“We continue to make preparations to ensure that the meeting runs smoothly and healthily from the arrival to the departure of all heads of state and delegates,” the Minister said on Thursday (06/10) as quoted from Ministry of Health’s official website.
First, in order to standardize health protocols, Budi stated that the Government had prepared the PeduliLindungi application that is available in 13 languages and each delegate must use it once they arrive at the airport, including to enter the summit venue.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health has prepared manual verification services at the airport for delegates who have not verified their vaccine certificates.
Second, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health provides sampling facilities in the form of clinics, mini-ICUs, and mobile teams in 22 hotels where heads of state and delegates stay. Each of these health services will employ health workers on a shift basis.
Budi stated that VVIP guests and delegates slated to meet with VVIPs are required to take a PCR test 24 hours prior to the meeting.
Meanwhile, the delegates will be subjected to the antigen test. This measure is taken to ensure that all guests are safe and free of COVID-19.
“We have prepared sampling facilities in all of our hotels and we have also prepared seven labs with a capacity of 2,100 samples per day. Some labs [will have the results in] one hour, some in three hours,” he said.
Budi also stated that 24 ambulance units will be on standby to support emergency services at the G20 Summit venue, including two units for the President of the Republic of Indonesia, ten units for the summit, and twelve units for delegates.
Third, at least seven hospitals with international standards have been prepared as referral hospitals for the G20 Summit’s treatment system.
The seven hospitals are Prof. Dr. I. G. N. G. Ngoerah Central General Hospital, Udayana University Hospital, Bali Mandara Regional General Hospital, Bhayangkara Hospital, Siloam Hospital, BIMC Nusa Dua Hospital, and Udayana Secondary Hospital.
“Overall, we are prepared and have communicated all of the health rules and administration to the Ministry of State Secretariat, and it has been included in the protocols and services for the G20 Summit,” Budi concluded. (Public Relation of Ministry of Health/UN) (YC/DH)
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