NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto said that the cure rate for COVID-19 patients in the country is higher than the world average.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, until November 16, 2020, cases of cured COVID-19 reached 84.2 percent with 12.72 percent of active cases.
Meanwhile, he said, the average global cure for COVID-19 was 69.56 percent.
“If we compare, the cure rate (COVID-19) in Indonesia is 84.02 percent, while the world’s recovery is only 69.56 percent,” said Minister of Health Terawan in a joint meeting with Commission IX of the House of Representatives, Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
He also stated that various efforts had been made by the government in dealing with COVID-19.
According to him, the government continues to carry out testing, tracing, and tracking. On the other hand, he reminded the public to adhere to the COVID-19 health protocol. Namely by washing hands, keeping a distance, and wearing a mask.
“Various efforts have been taken to combat the spread of this virus (COVID-19), and we must continue to increase efforts to prevent and even stop transmission,” he said.
In addition, he reported that drugs to treat COVID-19 patients had been procured and distributed to all provincial health offices and 792 referral hospitals.
Terawan said, the Ministry of Health has also implemented licensing relaxation, so that access to medical devices is easier.
The former chief director of the Gatot Subroto Army Central Hospital explained until November 14, 2020, mask manufacturers had increased by 796.15 percent, from originally only 26 industries to 233 industries.
The Ministry of Health also has partnerships with stakeholders to develop domestic potential in meeting the needs for other medical devices, such as rapid tests and ventilators.
“As a result, until November 14, 2020, there are 14 domestic production of rapid test products and 13 ventilator products,” he said.
“To ensure medical equipment products are in circulation, post-market supervision has been carried out which includes inspection of facilities and product testing,” added Terawan. (Via / ian)