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Jokowi demands standardized virus treatment

  • Rizki Fachriansyah and Tri Indah Oktavianti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 29 2020   /  01:00 am
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As the country races against time in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked hospitals assigned to treat patients infected with the virus to apply standardized procedures to ensure an optimal recovery rate. “I received a report last night from the deputy head [of the national COVID-19 recovery committee] and the health minister [Terawan Agus Putranto] mandating that the treatment meet the ministry’s standards,” Jokowi said in a virtual meeting with members of the national COVID-19 and economic recovery committee on Monday. He said that uniform treatment of COVID-19 patients would be mandatory in intensive care units, isolation wards and quarantine facilities. The President said the move would help turn the tables in the country’s favor as it fought mounting COVID-19 cases. “[This standardizati...