LaporCovid-19 data analyst Said Fariz Hibban said as many as 2,313 COVID-19 patients in the country died while doing self-isolation. Of this number, 1,214 people are from DKI Jakarta, of which 403 of them are domiciled in the East Jakarta area.
Said explained that the data was obtained from personal contributors to LaporCovid-19 in the field, various related institutions, direct reports from the public, and social media, during the period from June to July 21.
According to their records, Klaten became the district that contributed to the highest number of deaths during self-isolation, which was 99 people.
“The six main provinces (the highest COVID-19 death rate outside health facilities) are DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Jogjakarta, East Java and Banten as provinces that have relatively large numbers compared to other provinces, but these figures are not actual figures. . Of course there will be many more, which we haven’t found yet,” he said in a press teleconference in Jakarta, Thursday (22/7).
So far, he said, LaporCovid-19 has detected deaths of COVID-19 patients outside hospitals in at least 16 provinces and 78 regencies/cities.
On the same occasion, the co-chair of LaporCovid-19 Ahmad Arif explained that in addition to full health facilities, there are several other factors that cause the mortality rate of isoman patients outside the hospital to be quite high at this time. Among them, many people, especially those living in rural areas, lack knowledge and many still believe in fake news or hoaxes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We still remember that on social media there are messages that only those who died were in the hospital, because of COVID. And this also has serious implications because in the field, especially in sub-urban and rural areas, many people deliberately avoid health facilities and even though they are already with symptoms of COVID-19 and eventually die, this is quite significant. So we want to show that this is a social and knowledge problem that we must face, and must be anticipated,” said Ahmad.
Furthermore, Ahmad hopes that local governments can be more transparent in informing the public of data related to COVID-19, so that the data can be a reference or consideration for the government to take further policies in overcoming this pandemic.
“The data we collect is the tip of the iceberg phenomenon, the death of people outside health facilities, we suspect the guard is higher. When it was mentioned earlier that Jakarta seemed to have the highest number of deaths during isomanism, because Jakarta happens to be cooperative, it really supports us in providing data. This does not mean that the isoman mortality in Jakarta is the highest, it could be that other areas are higher just because the data we get in Jakarta is practically close to real because this is official data too and the data reported is based on the funeral process for COVID-19 carried out in Jakarta. ,” he explained.
Until this moment, his party still finds data related to COVID-19 that has not been reported by districts/cities to the public or to the Ministry of Health. He gave an example of the city of Malang on July 19-20, the death rate was reported to be zero. Then there was a death toll report on July 21 that three people died.
In fact, based on the data he received from the funeral team in the area, as many as 26 bodies were buried according to the COVID-19 protocol, of which nine of them died while doing self-isolation.
So that more COVID-19 patients die outside the hospital, LaporCovid-19 recommends the government to increase facilities and infrastructure to support the control of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as centralized isolation areas, especially in rural areas or suburbs, so that patients Patients can be monitored and managed properly.
“The importance of the process of data collection, monitoring, and support for isoman patients and of course also the importance of transparency of death data conveyed to the public so that it can be a medium of education for the community or patients who are undergoing isoman, including what to do,” he said.
In addition, it is important for the government to build good coordination and communication starting from the smallest government level in the community, such as at the RT/RW level. According to him, this is important so that COVID-19 patients, especially those in self-isolation, can be treated quickly, and can be monitored until they recover so that the death rate can be significantly reduced.
Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the DKI Jakarta Health Office, Lies Dwi Oktaviani, invites all people to proactively report to related parties when exposed to the corona virus. This is important to do, so that these patients can be treated immediately and get the right treatment.
“How can we reduce the risk of people dying while isoman. We have emphasized this to the residents that for isoman, we must report to the local task force and then on the one hand the RT/RW task force until the lurah must also know that there are residents who are isoman, so that we can fulfill their support, both health and support for daily living needs. said Lies.
The DKI Provincial Government, he said, until now has always tried so that COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe symptoms can get the opportunity to be treated at the hospital.
“And then of course we hope that people with medical indications to be treated at the hospital can get the opportunity to be treated, this is indeed homework (homework) together,” he concluded. [gi/ab]