Two hospital directors die of COVID-19 as Indonesian doctors call for transparency

first_imgThe Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has announced that two more doctors died after contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus during their service battling the pandemic.IDI spokesperson Halik Malik said that Efrizal Syamsudin, the director of Prabumulih General Hospital in South Sumatra, died on Monday at Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital in Palembang, South Sumatra. He was declared to be a patient under close monitoring (PDP) for the disease and his test results, which came after his passing, were positive for COVID-19.“[Efrizal’s death] has been confirmed to the head of South Sumatra’s chapter of IDI. Based on that report, IDI offers [our] condolences and appreciation for the service of our colleagues,” Halik told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Ratih Purwarini, the director of Duta Indah Hospital in North Jakarta, died on Tuesday at the Pelni General Hospital in West Jakarta after showing symptoms of COVID-19 before her death.Halik said that she was previously admitted to Eka Hospital in Serpong, South Tangerang, where her COVID-19 test results later came back positive. “The regional chapters of IDI said that the two doctors are very dedicated to leading their respective hospitals, including taking part in their hospitals’ vigilance and response measure to the coronavirus outbreak,” he said.IDI said that 12 doctors, all of whom were its members, have died since the country started getting COVID-19 cases. The government announced the first two cases of COVID-19 in the country on March 2. There have been 1,677 cases that resulted in 157 deaths and 103 recoveries as of Wednesday.“Out of the 12, 11 of them either tested positive or were being observed for COVID-19, while one died of exhaustion while handling the pandemic,” he saidDoctors and medical workers are at high risk of contracting the disease as they tend patients and suspects on a regular basis. The scarcity of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, gloves and hazmat suits, in the country leaves them more exposed to the disease.Read also: COVID-19: Inadequate medical supplies take toll on lives of Indonesian medical workersThe government has taken several measures to distribute PPE to hospitals and other healthcare units and prioritizes COVID-19 rapid testing for medical workers. It also provides updates on the number of cases, deaths and recoveries every day.Halik, however, asked the government to provide more detailed information regarding positive and tested patients. “We really emphasize that the data of medical staff, at least in professional organizations such as doctors and other health professionals, can be provided by the government so each of the organizations can take measures,” he added.Topics :last_img read more

Man Utd make Maguire world’s most expensive defender

first_img0Shares0000Maguire, 26, could make his debut in his new club’s Premier League opener at home to Chelsea on Sunday and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he will live up to his hefty price tag.London, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Manchester United signed Harry Maguire from Leicester on Monday for a reported £80 million (Sh10bn) fee that makes the England centre-back the world’s most expensive defender.United have secured Maguire on a six-year contract with an option for a further 12-month extension. The £75 million 9Sh9.4bn) Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018 was the previous record fee for a defender.However, Juventus’ capture of Van Dijk’s Netherlands teammate Matthijs de Ligt earlier this month (July) could rise to £77 million (Sh9.7bn) in add-ons.It is also a record fee between Premier League clubs, surpassing Van Dijk’s move to Anfield from Southampton and Romelu Lukaku’s switch from Everton to Manchester United.“I am delighted to have signed for this great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club. However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity,” Maguire told United’s website.“From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team. It’s clear to see that Ole is building a team to win trophies. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and getting the season started.”Maguire, 26, could make his debut in his new club’s Premier League opener at home to Chelsea on Sunday and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident he will live up to his hefty price tag.“Harry is one of the best centre-backs in the game today and I am delighted we have secured his signature,” he said.“He is a great reader of the game and has a strong presence on the pitch, with the ability to remain calm under pressure – coupled with his composure on the ball and a huge presence in both boxes – I can see he will fit well into this group both on and off the pitch.“He has a great personality and is a fantastic addition to the club.”Manchester City had been interested in Maguire, but Pepe Guardiola admitted on Sunday that the champions couldn’t afford his huge fee.– Meteoric rise –Harry Maguire is set to become the world’s most expensive defender by joining Manchester United, according to reportsMaguire, 26, shot to prominence for his performances at last year’s World Cup as England reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.United were interested in his signature last summer, but baulked at Leicester’s asking price.A year on and with the heart of their defence brutally exposed in finishing sixth in the Premier League last season to miss out on Champions League qualification, the Red Devils finally paid the fee the Foxes’ demanded.Solskjaer had made strengthening central defence a priority, with that need only becoming more acute when Eric Bailly suffered a knee injury during the pre-season tour of China which is expected to keep him out for at least four months.Maguire’s arrival also continues the trend of United targeting young British talent rather than big-name foreign imports.The English giants have already splashed nearly £70 million on promising youngsters Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Maguire started his career at Sheffield United before making the leap into the Premier League with Hull in 2014.After impressing even as the Tigers were relegated two years ago, he joined Leicester in a £17 million England debut followed in October 2017 and he emerged as one of the unlikely stars of the World Cup, where he featured in all of the Three Lions’ seven games and scored in the quarter-final victory over Sweden.That signified a meteoric rise for Maguire who just two years previously had travelled as a fan to support England at Euro 2016.Nicknamed “slab head” by former Leicester teammate Jamie Vardy for his physical prowess in the air, Maguire has also impressed with his ability to play out from the back.However, City were less in need to break the bank for the 26-year-old after winning the first ever domestic treble of trophies in English football history.By contrast, United need to shore up a defence that conceded 54 goals in the Premier League last season and are counting on Maguire’s presence to cut the massive gap to rivals City and European champions Liverpool.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more