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Bali Covid-19 Test Workers Near Gilimanuk Port Allegedly Uncertified

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Bali officials have recently discovered that most of the Covid-19 test operators around the Gilimanuk Port area were uncertified and without proper training.

 The Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata confirmed that officials have spotted many uncertified rapid antigen test operators who have been operating in the Gilimanuk Port area which is one of the main entrances of Bali island. “Despite having a permit and a recommendation letter from the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, many of the rapid antigen test operators in Gilimanuk were still not certified with proper training to do their job.” Parwata said on Thursday (19/8).

 Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020, the majority of clinics that have been operating around Gilimanuk Port in Jembrana took the opportunity to generate more income by starting to provide rapid antigen test services in the area. This was especially the case once the  negative rapid antigen test policy was implemented as an entry requirement for travelers. Unfortunately, this has led to another problem, where those medical workers began to operate the business unprofessionally and without proper certifications.

Officials have confirmed that the province of Bali has been appointed as the fastest Covid-19 vaccine distributor in Indonesia.
(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

In anticipation, Parwata explained that he is regularly inspecting every rapid antigen test booth in his area. “Despite being regularly inspected, we still found people who are operating without having their Permission Letter (SIP) which should’ve been received through a training program. So we decided to pay more attention to this issue by inspecting and educating there once a week.” Parwata concluded.

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Manfred Kanduth

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Why you don't inform that at the moment many vaccinated people suffer from the so called "dead bringing infection"...not only on Bali or all over Indonesia, not at all.....ALL OVER THE WORLD.....YOU DON'T EVEN REALISE ANYMORE THAT 20 Times more people are DYING FROM HUNGER... CONGRATULATIONS....


Monday 23rd of August 2021

@Manfred Kanduth, here in Australia many more people commit suicide than die of korona'. But th government does nothing about this. Many more people have serious anxiety/stress but th government does nothing about this. If we all ate nutritious home grown organic veg and whole grains we wouldn't have any if this dis-ease, including korona. All disease is caused by bad diet. Thankfully in Indonesia most people are not eating chemicalized supermarket food and, therefore, your country doesn't have th poor mental health and crime rates like Australia and other western countries. Sadly there are slot of Indonesians that don't have access to nutritious food, particularly at present.


Monday 23rd of August 2021

@Manfred Kanduth,

Neil Gill

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Is there anything here that you can't buy your, way into, I thought this was a real pandemic not a plastic ne

Wayan Bo

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

How they get such jobs without appropriate knowledges granted by necessary certificate.


Monday 23rd of August 2021

@Wayan Bo, the scientist that discovered PCR totally disagrees with its use in testing korona. He says it is extremely unreliable and shouldn't be used for this. In Australia people drinking Coca-Cola or orange juice before PCR have tested positive when they were really negative.