September 18, 2020, 07.13 PM
Bonay, one of the Public Facility Maintenance Agency city cleaners in Jakarta, paints a mural showing medical personnel wearing masks amid the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Indonesian capital on August 27, 2020. KRISTIANTO PURNOMOBonay, one of the Public Facility Maintenance Agency city cleaners in Jakarta, paints a mural showing medical personnel wearing masks amid the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Indonesian capital on August 27, 2020.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Covid-19 death toll among health workers who contracted the coronavirus in Indonesia has significantly increased, according to Adib Khumaidi, head of the mitigation team of the country's medical association.

As of 2pm of September 17, 2020, the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) mitigation team recorded that two more doctors died from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to 117.

Also read: Jakarta Reimposes Partial Lockdown from Sept. 14 as Covid-19 Cases Surge

“With this faster and higher fatality rate for doctors, it shows that people are still ignorant and do not abide by the health protocols,” he said in a press statement on Friday, September 18.

He added that on behalf of all health workers throughout Indonesia the IDI mitigation team understands the need for to rescue the economy. IDI, however, called on the public to be at the forefront of handling the Covid-19 by following the health protocols in their daily activities.

“This is not merely for the safety of the health workers, but also the safety of the public and those around them,” Adib said.

He said that the Covid-19 pandemic would never end without the participation of everyone.

This could also have a negative impact not only on health but also on the economic aspect in the long run. “With the high number of fallen doctors, it is a challenge in providing health services.”

“Indonesia has not even reached the peak of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. If this continues, Indonesia could become the epicenter of the coronavirus in the world, which could worsen the economy and health sector of our country,” said Adib.

(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Bayu Galih)

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/09/18/10455351/117-dokter-meninggal-terpapar-covid-19-idi-masyarakat-masih-abai.

Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.



Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
May 12, 2022, 07.22 PM

President Joko Widodo Arrives in the US

Close Ads