Hastuti Yulistiorini, a senior nurse working at Siloam Hospital in Surabaya, dies from coronavirus on April 16. (B1 Photo)

Siloam Mourns Passing of Surabaya Nurse

BY :ADITYA L DJONO

APRIL 16, 2020

Surabaya. A senior nurse at Siloam Hospitals Surabaya, Hastuti Yulistiorini, passed away on Thursday morning from Covid-19.

"This is a sad day for Siloam Hospitals. A senior nurse and our beloved colleague from Siloam Surabaya has passed away. This is a reminder of the sacrifices made by our [medical] frontliners every day. May God protect our doctors and nurses in Indonesia and around the world," Siloam Hospitals Chief Executive Caroline Riady said in a statement.

Siloam Hospitals Surabaya CEO Dr. Maria Magdalena Padmidewi said Hastuti died at 6.09 a.m. in Surabaya after serving the company for around 32 years. She was 51.

"We have lost a hero. Hastuti joined with us on March 17, 1988, and has since dedicated her life to provide nursing care to the community," Maria said.

Hastuti’s dedication to deliver public health service that has spanned a long period of time is exemplary to other employees at the hospital, she said.

Parent company Siloam International Hospitals has decided to take part in the government's mitigation measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two hospitals belonging to the Siloam Hospitals group have been specifically set aside to treat confirmed Covid-19 cases and suspect coronavirus cases or patients under observation (PDP). 

They are the Siloam Kelapa Dua Hospital in Tangerang, which has a capacity of 214 beds plus 21 beds in intensive care (ICU), and the Siloam Mampang Hospital in South Jakarta – which has been converted from a shopping center and has a capacity of 415 beds plus 18 ICU beds.  

Siloam Hospitals will not charge patients treated for Covid-19 at its facilities, adhering to a Health Minister regulation that rules the government will cover all costs for Covid-19 patients.

Hospitals will be allowed to ask for reimbursements from the government, even though they might not be able to recover the full actual costs of treatment. 

All 39 Siloam hospitals across the country now have Covid-19 diagnostic test facilities. Siloam Hospitals also offers rapid testing and swab test for Covid-19. It has complete testing facilities, from sampling to laboratories capable of performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, the most accurate way so far of detecting coronavirus infection. 

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