Jakarta. Private hospital Siloam Hospitals will add more beds for Covid-19 patients following the spike in bed occupancy rate, or BOR, in the populous capital city Jakarta.
According to Jakarta provincial government, the BOR for isolation and intensive care units (ICU) rooms in 101 Covid-19 referral hospitals has reached 87 percent as of Jan. 17, 2020. Jakarta has a total of 8,890 beds for Covid-19 patients.
"The remaining 13 percent is for the Covid-19 patients from Jakarta or outside Jakarta," the Jakarta provincial government said on their Instagram account @DKIJakarta, as quoted by Jakarta Globe's sister publication Beritasatu on Tuesday.
Active Covid-19 patients have reached 21,200 people with 4,781 patients hospitalized and the remaining 16,419 patients isolated. Some 24 percent of the hospitalized patients are from Bogor, Tangerang, and Bekasi and 63 percent are Jakarta citizens. Others came from outside the Jakarta Greater Area or Jabodetabek.
"We need to hold hands to combat this pandemic. All Jabodetabek citizens must be more disciplined, remind one another, protect each other to fight this pandemic," the provincial government wrote.
In support of the government, Siloam Hospitals will add their beds by up to 42 percent.
This is one of the many initiatives that the hospital has done to help combat the pandemic.
Siloam Hospitals has increased beds for Covid-19 patients and converted all beds at Siloam Hospitals Kelapa Dua to treat those infected by the virus. They have also converted the old Lippo Plaza Mampang in South Jakarta into a hospital for Covid-19 patients.
The capacity addition in Siloam Hospitals are categorized into three zones.
The first zone is Banten, Jakarta, and Yogyakarta, with a 42 percent increase from 302 to 551 beds.
The second zone to have a 37 percent additional capacity is Manado, Cikarang, Purwakarta, Cirebon, Bekasi, Bogor, Semarang, Surabaya, Jember, and Makassar. Hospitals in this zone currently have 386 beds but will soon have 498 beds.
Lastly, the third zone comprises Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Mataram, Ambon, Buton, Balikpapan, Palangkaraya, Medan, Jambi, Palembang, Bangka Belitung, and Lubuk Linggau. They will have 453 beds or a 35 percent increase from the original 325 beds.