West Java Province Health Office’s role in fighting Covid-19
Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, which until now has not subsided, the West Java Provincial Health Office has made various efforts . Because West Java itself is one of the places where the coronavirus itself is infected with a large amount. Even just a week before that, the number of sick people has increased.
Based at the West Java COVID Information and Coordination Center, most cases occurred in the Bekasi area. But even so, the highest level of recovery is also found in Bekasi. There are still many residents of West Java in the treatment of covid cases . For those who are positive, isolation will be carried out.
You can carry out the isolation process either in the hospital or in your own home. For cases of this virus, it is said to end if the patient has recovered or even died. Meanwhile, in West Java itself, there are also many cases of people dying from covid.
The nature of the positive COVID cases itself may also change. It depends on how you handle it. Therefore, the government and health office in West Java are also making various efforts to minimize the number of deaths among COVID-19 sufferers. Until now, the role of health professionals is necessary.
West Java health workers already vaccinated
To minimize the death toll or be attacked by this covid virus, the relevant health office in West Java Provincial is also doing many things. As, for example, this new one is doing vaccinations. In fact, the vaccine has come out in Indonesia, but for the recipients, that’s still not all.
The first recipients of the vaccine are healthcare workers and related parties. In West Java alone, about 80% of healthcare workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sinovac vaccine. The vaccines received from the government itself are still not able to reach all health workers in West Java.
This is because each person will receive two doses. So even if it is missing, the West Java government will also try to be accepted immediately so that it can be used. Even the West Java Provincial health office will also vaccinate its residents. Although some things hinder the vaccination process, they can be overcome immediately.
Because the number of vaccines that the residents of West Java themselves need will have to wait again. Because the population living in this region itself is quite a lot. In fact, the number is the largest in Indonesia. So that the administration of vaccines is also carried out in stages. But despite this, everyone gets the breast milk vaccine.
In addition, another problem resulting from the administration of this vaccine is due to the advantages and disadvantages of the injected type. Many of the population refused the vaccine because there was no MUI and BPOM label. However, the issuance of legalization by the two institutions ultimately made residents of West Java want to be injected.
Puskesmas play a role in the fight against Covid-19
In the fight against this coronavirus case, the West Java Provincial Health Office and its government also began to create a program, namely an integrated and master health center . At the beginning of the establishment of the program to deal with the coronavirus itself, the government distributed many health workers.
In the past, the health center that depended on to handle COVID cases was also determined. But now an update is being made in which health workers at health centers dedicated to taking care of covid sufferers are mixed. So, in the end, it takes care of other diseases. This makes vaccination ineffective to implement.
In the meantime, it is actually a special and intensive matter to handle cases of corona virus sufferers yourself. So former health professionals in puskesmas could not work optimally. So the latest program was created, namely an integrated health center to specifically deal with COVID cases. The program was created by the West Java government.
The government hopes that with the new health workers located in the health center, it can maximize its performance. West Java Provincial Health Office’s role in making this program a success in itself is also very important. Meanwhile, the West Java government itself is demanding a new number of medical personnel with multiple numbers to be placed in the schema.
This method itself is one of the innovations carried out by the West Java government to overcome this coronavirus pandemic. Through optimizing the role of puskesmas to deal with this. Thus, there arealso more and more human resources so that the program can be run successfully.
Optimize integrated Puskesmas and Champion
As for the integrated and champion puskesmas or puspa, this is a new method from the provincial government and the West Java Provincial health office to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This is done by optimizing the role of the puskesmamen itself. In some areas, West Java has been implemented.
Through this puspa program , the governmentcollaborates between professions to be involved in different work sectors. This is used to improve the application of tracking, testing and treatment. Not only that, but it is also used to maximize the 3 M set by the government.
This is also enforced to maximize the handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The purpose of making this puspa program is that the community is obedient in the application of 3 M. In the past, healthcare workers who were asked to take care of covid themselves were also working on other things outside of the virus outbreak.
Meanwhile, the main task of the doctor is to take care of covid itself, in accordance with the provisions of the West Java Provincial Health Office , specifically to overcome the corona problem. They are asked to find out about people who are really exposed to the virus and need to report and come to the appropriate health center.
The team from the puspa itself is also tasked with tracking residents with close contact. Because in the past, there were not many cases that were successfully tracked. So, it needs optimization to maximize the performance of the program previously made by the West Java government. Puspa will be distributed to all areas of West Java.
Mobile Posyandu to Red Zone
Amid this coronavirus pandemic, the government and West Java Provincial health office also continue to put the emphasis on the health of their people. Of course, you still need to implement the protocols set by the government. But specifically for areas that are in the red zone, this basic health activity is carried out around.
Healthcare workers, along with related parties, will perform mobile posyandu to minimize cases of death due to other things. This healthcare program itself is carried out by medical personnel along with related entities by directly coming to people’s homes. As forits own implementation, it will be implemented in accordance with the protocols in force.
The technique of work is adjusted only depending on the needs. In general, the posyandu itself will be done by gathering in one place. But by walking around this, residents stay only at home, later they are directly visited by regional doctors in West Java. So the implementation itself is in line with what is needed.
The current COVID-19 pandemic, which is still busy, has caused many fields to experience problems. But now protocols are in place that minimize implementation. Cases of death are also declining, and recovered cases are increasing with the help of the community complyingwith government regulations and the West Java Provincial Health Office.