Siloam Hospitals Surabaya's director and chief executive, Dr. Maria M. Padmidewi, hands over the donation to East Java Police Chief Insp. Gen. Muhammad Fadil Imran at the police headquarters in Surabaya on Thursday. (B1 Photo)
Siloam Hospitals Donates Protective Gear to East Java Police
BY :JAYANTY NADA SHOFA
JUNE 18, 2020
Jakarta. Property developer Lippo Karawaci, through their business unit Siloam Hospitals Surabaya, donated personal protective equipment to the East Java Police on Thursday.
The police will now be able to use 20,000 masks, 1,000 face shields and 5,000 medical gowns to protect themselves during their duty in the current epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia.
Siloam Hospitals Surabaya's director and chief executive, Dr. Maria M. Padmidewi, handed over the protective equipment to East Java Police Chief Insp. Gen. Muhammad Fadil Imran at the provincial police headquarters in Surabaya on Thursday.
"We highly appreciate the donation. The protective equipment will be helpful for our officers when serving the public during the Covid-19 pandemic," Fadil said.
According to Maria, the donation is an example of a joint effort between different sectors to contain the virus.
"Police officers spearhead the maintenance of public order and security amid the pandemic. The donation is not only for their self-protection, but also to lift their spirits while on duty," she said.
According to Maria, Siloam Hospitals Surabaya applies strict health protocols to ensure safety for patients, visitors and medical workers.
Every visitor at the hospital must go through a health screening and put on masks before being allowed entry.
The hospital also restricts access and limits the number of patient visitors.
Every corner of the building is regularly disinfected.
Asymptomatic and symptomatic Covid-19 patients are split into two groups at the hospital.
Symptomatic patients who have had contact with people under surveillance (ODP), patients under treatment (PDP) and confirmed cases will be immediately isolated in a special area away from the main building.
This isolation facility has negative air pressure rooms that comply with the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).