KOMPAS.com – The Kupang City Government, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has requested reactive assistance from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).
The Kupang government has requested the assistance of 10,000 reagents for examining patient specimens with Covid-19, which has continued to grow in recent years.
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“We are preparing a proposal to the central BNPB to obtain reactive assistance so that the mass examination of the crown virus infection can be carried out for the community,” Kupang Deputy Mayor Hermanus Man of Kupang said, as reported by the press. Through, Friday (01.06.2021).
According to him, reagents are needed to examine patients’ specimens by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method.
“We will try to offer reactive assistance to the BNPB immediately, as the COVID-19 case in the city of Kupang is currently worrying,” he explained.
In addition, the Kupang city government is also considering implementing antigen buffer controls for passengers arriving at El Tari Kupang Airport.
So the case of Covid-19 in the passenger group can be anticipated.
So far, Hermanus said, the Kupang government has not decided to impose restrictions on community activities.
“We did not discuss the implementation of the PPKM. The implementation of the PPKM is done with the approval of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. We never proposed and then reported that there will be a PPKM in Kupang. This is not true,” said Hermanus Man accompanied by a Covid-Handling Task Force spokesman. 19, the city of Kupang, Ernest Ludji.
According to Herman, the hospital room for Covid-19 patients at the Kupang government-run hospital also exceeds capacity.
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The Kupang government has prepared 94 beds for patients with Covid-19. Currently, 119 patients with COVID-19 are being treated at RSUD SK Lerik.
“We are preparing to add additional treatment rooms if Covid-19 cases continue to grow in this area,” Hermanus said.