Bali officials have decided to increase their medical service capacity as Omicron cases continue to surge.
The Operational Chief of the Bali Disaster Management Agency, Made Rentin, confirmed that the Bali provincial government decided to increase their medical service capacity by adding more beds and medical workers.
They anticipate that the increasing Covid-19 cases may surpass the current capacity of the appointed hospitals on the island.
“We will increase the number of beds, medical equipment, and medical workers by 40 percent,” Rentin said on Sunday (13/2).
Still, he stated that the current Bed Occupancy Ration (BOR) in Bali is still in compliance with the WHO’s recommendations. “In accordance with the WHO’s standard, the BOR must not go below 60 percent of the total capacity. We still have good numbers as the BOR of our ICUs is 41.35 percent and the BOR of non-ICUs is 50.89 percent as of Saturday (12/2),” Rentin added.
Some of the hospitals that were appointed to receive Covid-19 patients have returned their status as general hospitals. They can now receive general patients, adding to the reduction in available hospital beds.
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