These are the characteristics of Covid-19 patients who don’t need to go to the hospital and who must be treated at the hospital – The DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office released data on daily positive cases of COVID-19 in the capital, Saturday (26/6/2021), which again rose to 9,271 people.

Head of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office, Widyastuti, said that the daily increase in positive cases of COVID-19 also affected hospital bed occupancy.

However, Widyastuti emphasized that not all patients need to be treated at the hospital. There are sufferers corona who can self-isolate at home.

“The public needs to know that not all COVID-19 sufferers must be treated in hospitals. The Ministry of Health has also issued priority criteria for patients who can be treated at hospitals, namely those with moderate, severe, and critical symptoms,” said Widyastuti.

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He explained that COVID-19 patients had mild symptoms such as cough, runny nose, headache, sore throat, not shortness of breath.

There are also asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, aka OTG. Patients with asymptomatic or mild categories can self-isolate at home or in non-hospital controlled isolation facilities.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 patients who must be treated at the hospital include oxygen saturation below 95 percent, shortness of breath, difficulty or unable to speak, decreased consciousness, comorbidities, and moderate symptoms with pneumonia.

“For this reason, people should not panic when they are tested positive for COVID-19. If confirmed positive, immediately report to the Covid-19 Task Force at the RT level and the nearest puskesmas, so that an initial examination can be carried out and an introduction is given if controlled isolation is needed,” he said

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“In addition, also recognize the symptoms in each other’s bodies. If the condition is still on a not-severe scale, then it is enough to undergo self-isolation or isolation in a controlled isolation facility, no need to be treated in a hospital,” he continued.

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Regarding hospitals treating COVID-19 patients, Widyastuti stated that currently as many as 140 hospitals in the DKI Jakarta area have treated COVID-19 patients.

Of the 140 hospitals, there are RSUD/RSKD under the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, all of which have treated COVID-19.

These include Tanah Abang Hospital, Cempaka Putih Hospital, Sawah Besar Hospital, Tugu Koja Hospital, Pademangan Hospital, Cengkareng Hospital, and Kalideres Hospital.

Furthermore, Pasar Minggu Hospital, Kebayoran Lama Hospital, Kebayoran Baru Hospital, Jatipadang Hospital, Kramat Jati Hospital, and Ciracas Hospital.

Then RSKD Duren Sawit, Tarakan Hospital, Koja Hospital, Pasar Rebo Hospital, Budhi Asih Hospital, and Adhyaksa Hospital.

“Nevertheless, we will continue to coordinate with the Ministry of Health and health facilities to increase the number of COVID-19 treatment beds in Jakarta,” he added.

Furthermore, Widyastuti ensured that the availability of oxygen was still safe in DKI Jakarta.

He said, in the distribution, the ranks of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office also collaborated with the DKI Jakarta Provincial Transportation Service and the DKI Jakarta Provincial Satpol PP. Likewise, the readiness of medicines which are ensured to be safe and under control.