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    Hasan Sadikin Hospital is Ready to Serve Monkeypox Patients

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    BANDUNG - Not long ago we heard of a Monkeypox case found in Singapore where on May 9, 2019 the country's Ministry of Health stated that there was the first case of confirmation (MPX) in Singapore.

    The case happened to a Nigerian citizen who is one of the endemic countries of Monkeypox who visited Singapore on April 28, 2019 and was declared positive for the Monkeypox virus (MPXV) on May 8, 2019, and patients and 23 people who had close contact with him were quarantined.

    Based on SINKARKES data from January to May 10, 2019, most ship arrivals are Singapuran (18,146) and flights from Singapore are relatively large so that the possibility of the spread of Monkeypox disease to Indonesia can occur even though the Singapore Ministry of Health risks low spread in Singapore.

    Responding to the case, Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) Bandung which is a national referral center hospital is ready to serve patients with indications of Monkeypox.

    Director of RSHS Bandung, Nina Susana Dewi stated, she had made a special team from various specialists and prepared 9 beds of isolation and grooves to be done if there were patients entering who had symptoms of Monkeypox.

    "The team we prepared consisted of internal medicine specialists, skin and genital diseases, child specialists, medical fields, PPIRS committees to clinical patalogy," said Nina, in a discussion about Monkeypox in RSHS Bandung, Friday (17/05).

    According to Nina, according to a circular from the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, hospitals and Puskesmas have the duty to disseminate information about Monkerpox to the public and to serve suspected Monkeypox patients according to procedures and center on the safety of patients and health workers.

    "If you find a suspected Monkeypox case, deal with it immediately according to the procedure and report it to the West Java Provincial Health Office," he said. (Parno)

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