A patient is put on ventilator at the makeshift ICU of Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Covid-19 Hospitals in Greater Jakarta Area Operate at Full Capacity

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 25, 2021

Jakarta. The intensive care units for Covid-19 patients at Cengkareng Hospital, West Jakarta and Bekasi City Hospital, West Java, two of major hospitals designated for pandemic treatment in the Greater Jakarta, has been operating at a full capacity on Thursday, reflecting the capital's health system that was on the brink of collapse in dealing with the latest Covid-19 surge. 

On Thursday, Cengkareng Hospital treated 354 Covid-19 patients, with only 290 patients treated in isolation ICU wards. The other 30 patients had to wait in transition rooms, while the rest were being treated in a makeshift ICU set up outside the hospital.

A similar situation was also seen at the Bekasi City Hospital. The hospital set up a makeshift ICU in front of the emergency room with a capacity of 30 beds. Patients wait in a queue that kept getting longer by the hour. Several health workers in protective gear tried their best to keep up with the flood of patients in the makeshift ICU with minimum facilities.

A health worker carries a patient inside a makeshift tent at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker pushes a wheelchair inside a makeshift tent at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A patient lays inside a makeshift ICU at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A patient lies inside a makeshift ICU at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health workers carry a patient to a makeshift ICU in Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health workers move a patient to a makeshift ICU in Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man helps a woman as she cant carry her infus by herself at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man helps a woman as she can't carry her IV infusion bottle by herself at Bekasi City Hospital in West Java on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A makeshift ICU for COVID-19 patients in Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A makeshift ICU for Covid-19 patients in Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker checks an infusion for a COVID-19 patients at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker checks an infusion for Covid-19 patients at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker stands inside a makeshift ICU at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker stands inside a makeshift ICU for Covid-19 patients at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A COVID-19 patient is seen inside a makeshift ICU at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Covid-19 patient is seen inside a makeshift ICU at Cengkareng Hospital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Covid-19 patient is put on ventilator at the ICU of Cengkareng Hopital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Covid-19 patient is put on ventilator at the ICU of Cengkareng Hopital in West Jakarta on June 24, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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