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Calls for action as 14 doctors die of COVID-19 in a week

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 16 2020   /  01:00 am
Seorang perawat mengambil sampel lendir dari tenggorakan seorang wanita yang mengikuti Swab Test di Kantor Camat Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat (Minggu, 21 Juni 2020) yang diselenggarakan oleh Yayasan Jantung Indonesia bekerjasama dengan R.S. BUNDA, Good Doctor dan Grab Health. Swab Test yang juga disebut tes PCR (polymerase chain reaction), merupakan pemeriksaan untuk mendeteksi virus Covid-19 dengan menggunakan sampel lendir yang diambil dari dalam hidung maupun tenggorokan. (JP/P.J. Leo)

With the COVID-19 pandemic still accelerating at an alarming rate, healthcare workers remain prone to the virus and social persecution, a medical association and human rights association have said. The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) on Monday reported that at least 61 doctors across Indonesia had died in the fight against COVID-19.  “In the past week, 14 doctors have died [of COVID-19],” IDI spokesperson Halik Malik told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “It is the highest number of cases reported within a week, and they mostly came from East Java.”  On Monday alone, the IDI announced the deaths of five doctors from the coronavirus, namely Abdul Choliq from Probolinggo of East Java, Zulkiflie Saleh from Banjarmasin of South Kalimantan, Arief Agustono Hadi from Lamongan of East Java, Budi Luhur from Gresik of East Java and Deni Chrismono Rah...