UI Hospital to Open to Public in January 2019
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Health Nila Moeloek, and Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education M. Nasir, received University of Indonesia (UI) Rector Muhammad Anis and his officials, at the Merdeka Palace, Thursday (27/12).
In that meeting, Muhammad Anis reported to the President that UI has completed the construction of UI Hospital.
We discussed the Hospitals capacity, outstanding features, and others. The Hospital can accommodate as many as 300 beds. Anis told reportes after the meeting.
The Rector added that one of the outstanding features is base isolation system that can make the Hospital withstand major quake up to 9 magnitude.
In addition, the Hospital also has good separation system that separates patients with infectious disease and those who are not. The system can also protect patients when fire broke out, he added.
The Rector also informed that UI Hospital has been operating since October 2018 but only for UIs internal environment. The Hospital will be opened to public in January 2019.
First, we are open for the UI academic community, including lecturers, students, and staff in order to test out the Hospitals system and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) are running properly, and after that we are ready to open the Hospital to public, Anis said.
On that occasion, Anis also expressed his hope that President Jokowi can officially inaugurate the opening of the Hospital in January 2019.
UI Hospital, Anis added, is classified as a Type-B referral hospital. It can be a referral hospital for Type-B, but it is designed to be a teaching hospital, the Rector concluded. (FID/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Yuyu Mulyani