Lab Officers Work Hours Plus 2 Times For the Target of 20 Thousand Specimens

Number of officers will also be increased.

President Joko Widodo has asked that the target of examining Covid-19 specimens be increased from 10 thousand to 20 thousand per day. However, this target has not been achieved until now.Acting Head of the Ministry of Health’s Research and Development Agency Abdul Kadir, said that currently there are 139 laboratories in operation. While the specimens that can be examined per day are still as many as 19,100 specimens.To achieve these targets, Kadir said there are two ways that can be run. The first way is to double the officer’s working hours.“Previously only 6 hours, we asked for 12 hours per day,” Kadir said,

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6 Hours Can Check 19,100 Specimens

According to Kadir, by working for 6 hours officers could inspect 19,100 specimens. So if it is added to 12 hours, it is not impossible that the target of 20 thousand specimens per day will be exceeded.”With double the working hours, the target of 20 thousand will definitely be exceeded,” he said.Later, 12 hours of work time will be divided into two shifts. Each shift is for 6 hours.

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Lab Staff Added

In addition, laboratory resources are also strengthened. One of them is by adding officers.Kadir said that currently there were 300 laboratory personnel who attended the training for five days. The training began on Monday.The laboratory staff consisted of Health Polytechnic lecturers, polytechnic alumni, as well as polytechnic students. After training, they will be assigned to 139 laboratories.”They will later work directly in the laboratory,” he said.

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Lab Officers Work
Lab Officers Work Hours Plus 2 Times For the Target of 20 Thousand Specimens

Positive Covid-19, Doctor in Sampang Died

A doctor with the initial D, 34 years old, from Kedungdung Subdistrict, Sampang Regency, East Java, died with a positive status of Covid-19.D followed his two parents who had died a few days earlier but were still in Patient Under Supervision (PDP) status.The head of the Kedungdung Health Center, Zahruddin, explained that one family died in a row. Starting with the death of the father with the initials S on June 7, 2020.She is a medical worker who had previously served in the Kedungdung Health Center. S was briefly treated at RSUD Dr. Muhammad Zyn Sampang with PDP status.”After S died, then two days later his new wife (also a PDP),” Zahruddin said, quoted by the Madura newspaper.

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Died a Week Later

On Sunday morning, June 14, Doctor D also breathed his last but in a positive confirmed status of Covid-19.Doctor D is the son of the deceased S and is known as a medical worker at the Tambelang Health Center.”D is known to have been exposed to Covid-19 after conducting an independent examination with his wife, initial E, 32 years old, in one of the Pamekasan Regency hospitals,” Zahruddin said.According to him, the wife of D is known as a medical worker at the Robatal Health Center, Pamekasan Regency.

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Suspected of contracting parents

Acting Head of the Sampang District Health Office, Agus Mulyadi, confirmed a family of medical personnel was exposed to Covid-19. According to him, the possibility of doctor D being exposed from his parents.Because, doctor D’s house is next to his parents’ house in Kedundung.”D lives in Kedungdung Subdistrict but works in the Tambelang District Health Center,” Agus said.While E, who is the wife of doctor D, works at the Robatal Health Center. According to Agus, E was also positively confirmed by Covid-19.”Therefore, D’s wife is currently in the process of being taken to a hospital in Surabaya. Hopefully this will be the latest in Sampang Regency,” he said. Likewise, doctor D’s son who is still 1 year old. The toddler is also treated intensively in a hospital in Surabaya.

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