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Indonesia: Private companies join forced to set up COVID-19 oxygen therapy facility

"Private Companies Join Hands to Set Up Oxygen Therapy Facility", 25 July 2021

A number of private companies are joining forces to build a 500-bed isolation facility for Covid-19 patients in East Jakarta, expected to become operational next week.

Named “Rumah Oksigen” (oxygen house), the facility is designed to provide direct acces to oxygen supplies and medications for patients with moderate symptoms of Covid-19.

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Supervised by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), the collaboration involves technology company GoTo, industrial gas supplier Aneka Gas Industri, Master Steel, Tripatra Engineering and telemedicine app Halodoc.

"Hopefully we can build a similar facility in East Java, Central Java and other places. Entrepreneurs are fighters in this fight against the pandemic and we must unite to win,” Kadin Chairman Arsjad Rasjid said.

The facility is designated for patients with moderate symptoms of Covid-19 who need oxygen therapy. It’s located near the oxygen generation plant belonging to Aneka Gas Industri in Jakarta’s industrial complex Pulo Gadung.

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Indonesia is facing a shortage in oxygen supplies amid a dramatic surge in newly Covid-19 cases, prompting the government to limit oxygen uses for medical purposes only during the country’s most critical period of the outbreak.

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