The Jakarta Post
The specialist hospital on Galang Island, which has been purpose-built to treat COVID-19 patients from across the nation, opened on Monday to bolster Indonesia’s fight against the outbreak.
Galang Island COVID-19 Specialist Hospital, located in Riau Islands province, has 340 beds for patients under observation and a 20-bed isolation ward for providing intensive care. It also has a cemetery for burying the bodies of patients who have died of COVID-19, as many regions have reported heated public objections to burying COVID-19 patients at local cemeteries.
The hospital has 15 specialist doctors, 110 nurses and other support staff, and 241 volunteer staff.
“This hospital was initially designated for [returning] migrant workers, but it will now also receive referral patients from hospitals in other regions,” Indonesian Military Regional Defense Joint Command I (Koga...