OTG-GR (People Without Mild Symptoms) and health workers (Nakes) positive for Covid-19 who were isolated in the Covid-19 quarantine hotel will be sent home.
Evacuation of positive Covid-19 cases to quarantine hotels has also been stopped since last Friday (19/2) and directed to self-isolate at home.
The Acting Mayor of Denpasar who is also the Head of the Denpasar City Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Made Toya, on Friday (19/2) explained that returning the OTG-GR quarantine was an instruction from BNPB. The central budget to fund hotel rentals is only valid until February 28, 2021.
The Regional Secretary of Bali Province, Dewa Made Indra, as the Daily Chair of the Bali Province Covid-19 Handling through his letter to the Regents and Mayors in Bali, Thursday (18/2) stated that the quarantine for OTG-GR / Nakes Covid-19 was temporarily suspended.
In the letter from the Bali Regional Secretary to Regents and Mayors, it was stated that quarantine services were stopped at quarantine hotels whose costs came from ready-to-use funds (DSP) of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) only to be paid until February 28, 2021.
The information was received directly by Secretary Dewa Indra from Plt First Secretary BNPB Harmensyah. Because there is no certainty about the DSP budget for quarantine hotels for OTG-GR and health workers, according to Dewa Indra, evacuation or pickup of positive cases of Covid-19 to quarantine hotels has been stopped since last Friday (19/2) and directed to self-isolation at home.
In his letter to the Regent and Mayor, Dewa Indra said that the deadline for clearing check-out for positive Covid-19 cases was given a deadline until February 27, 2021.
The Covid-19 Mutual Cooperation Task Force was also asked to supervise self-isolation at home. Meanwhile, patients with severe symptoms can be taken to a referral hospital.
The Secretary of the Bali Province Covid-19 Handling Task Force who is also the Head of the Bali Provincial Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), I Made Rentin said that currently 15 hotels are used as quarantine centers using ready-to-use funds from BNPB.
15 hotels spread across districts and cities, have a capacity of 2,457 rooms. Of the 2,457 rooms 1,195 are occupied (48.64%).
“It is not always full, because there is a maximum of 3 days of recovery. Some have recovered 4 days,” said Rentin.
The costs of the isolation process in quarantine hotels vary. It depends on the hotel. However, the average per person/day is IDR 300,000. Patients isolated in the hotel receive health service facilities, meals 2 times a day, 1 x snack, laundry services to Wi-Fi services.