Some 667 expectant mothers in Surabaya went through swab tests: authority

Surabaya, E Java – Some 667 expectant mothers at 37 weeks of pregnancy in Surabaya, East Java, underwent swab tests to validate they are healthy and without the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) infection, the city’s health authority reported.

Pregnant females in several batches would go through swab tests, Surabaya City’s COVID-19 Job Force Organizer for Prevention Febria Rachmanita notified regional journalists in Surabaya, the capital of East Java Province, on Wednesday.

According to the Surabaya Health Workplace’s data, as of the first week of July 2020, the city had some 667 pregnant women at 37 weeks of gestation.

Some 150 pregnant females belonged to the first batch of this huge swab test program on July 14, Rachmanita noted, adding that they would go through another swab test after getting in the 39 th week of gestation.

The Surabaya city administration has worked together with 29 healthcare facilities through the general public Healthcare Insurance Coverage (Jamkesmas) Program to assist pregnant women, with “probable COVID-19 status,” and keen on delivering, she revealed.

Concurrently, 42 hospitals in Surabaya have operated in collaboration with the Healthcare and Social Security Firm (BPJS Kesehatan), she noted.

” Thus, they may select their needed health centers based on which health care insurance coverage programs they belong to,” Rachmanita stated.

In Surabaya, the authorities also figured out nine referral medical facilities– RSUD Dr Soetomo, RSUD Dr Moh Soewandhie, RS Unair, RS Royal, RS Husada Utama, RS PHC, RSU Haji, RSUD Bhakti Dharma Husada, and RSAL Dr Ramelan– for the pregnant females, with likely COVID-19 status, who would undergo child birth.

6 health centers– RSUD Dr Soetomo, RSUD Dr Moh Soewandhie, RS Unair, RSUD Bhakti Dharma Husada (BDH), RSAL Dr Ramelan, and RSU Haji– will be available to offer treatment to pregnant ladies at high risk of requiring intensive care for COVID-19 signs, she kept in mind.

Coronavirus infections at first arose in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019.

COVID-19 afterwards spread to over 215 nations and areas, including 34 provinces of Indonesia, with a considerable spike in death toll.

The Indonesian federal government officially verified the country’s very first cases on March 2 this year.

Since July 12, Indonesia had actually taped 75,699 COVID-19 clients, with 35,638 recoveries and 3,606 deaths.

The infection has actually spread throughout the country’s provinces, with the highest variety of cases found in East Java, reaching 16,658, followed by 14,517 in Jakarta, 6,973 in South Sulawesi, 5,473 in Central Java, 5,077 in West Java, 4,146 in South Kalimantan, 2,653 in South Sumatra, 2,323 in North Sumatra, 2,267 in Papua, 2,195 in Bali, 1,660 in North Sulawesi, 1,593 in Banten, 1,550 in West Nusa Tenggara, and 1,196 in Central Kalimantan. ( INE)

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