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The Ministry of Health is looking for a health service and a monkey UPT Alert

The Health Office and UPT are advised to be cautious at the Ministry of Health in Batam

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) through the Directorate for Disease Prevention and Control has requested from provincial and district / city health offices and the Office of Health in the Port (KKP), Hospital and Pushkhem to be cautious with monkey godsmonkeipok) that happens in neighboring Singapore. this is stated in the Circular on the Prevention of Import of Monkey Disease, May 13, 2019.

The closest Singapore is Batam. That is why we urged the Ministry of Health DHO and UPT (KKP, RS, Puskesmas) to be cautious. Especially is the KKP gateway for citizens of Singapore, "said General Director of Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health, Anung Sugihantono, as stated in a written statement Wednesday (5/15).

Based on data from the quarantine system in health care (Sinkarkes) from January to May 10, 2019, he said that the arrival of ships in Indonesia was mainly from Singapore, which amounted to 18,176 ships. In addition, flights from Singapore are relatively large, so the spread of disease spreads monkeipok can happen.

KKP was asked to disseminate information about it monkeipok community. In addition to more intense oversight of the crew and passengers from Singapore, West African countries and Central Africa, especially for those who have detected fever or suspicion of symptoms monkeipok. As well as increasing control and inspection of transport equipment to ensure that rodents do not have (rodents like mice).

In addition, hospitals and Puskesmas were asked to disseminate relevant information monkeipok and provide healthcare services with minimal mask and gloves for personal protective equipment, "he said.

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