Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · SARS Roundup
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

SARS Roundup

Indonesian Finally Taking Steps to Respond to the World Wide Epidemic.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/7/2003)

Indonesia's response to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic appears to be finally getting into gear, despite an intial degree of confusion on how exactly to confront the illness which has infected over 2,300 people worldwide and resulted in at least 84 certified deaths.

Growing Awareness of the Health Threat

On Friday, April 4, 2003, the same day that Indonesia's Minister of Health, Achmad Suyudi declared SARS as a national epidemic, Indonesia's Vice-President Hamzah Haz said that the disease represented a national emergency.

Similarly, the Coordinating Minister for the People's Welfare, Yusuf Kalla is continually updating President Megawati Soekarnoputri on the latest developments in connection with the disease. According to Kalla, "the President has asked that the maximum steps be taken (to prevent the spread of the disease), including examining all arriving passengers entering Indonesia." Kalla added, "those suspected of suffering from SARS will be quarantined in area hospitals" specially designated to treat and prevent the spread of the epidemic.

5 Suspected Cases

As of Saturday, April 5, 2003, the Government has identified 5 "suspected" cases of SARS – one of whom has died. The first suspected case was detected on the island of Batam, near Singapore, in a female migrant worker returning to Batam from her employment in Singapore. The second case involved a woman who developed flu-like symptoms after being visited by a Singaporean, later diagnosed with the disease. The third incident involved a migrant worker who died of multiple organ failure at a Jakarta Hospital, but who's x-rays indicated to be free of pneumonia. The remaining two cases also involved migrant workers returning to Indonesia from Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Press reports state that the Government has asked the assistance of the Center for Disease Control in the U.S.A. to assist in examining the laboratory tests of all suspected Indonesian cases of SARS.

Special Telephone Numbers Established

The Government has established an information center on SARS at the Jakarta Hospital for Infectious Disease (RSPI). A telephone hotline has been established at ++62-21-6506568.

Bali's Response

Bali's Sanglah General Hospital has been designated to handle any suspected cases of SARS encountered in Bali. To date there have been no suspected cases of SARS in Bali, although the Indonesian-language Bali Post reported that one Canadian fatality attributed to the disease had visited Bali on an Asian itinerary including both Hong Kong and Bali.

Hospitals throughout Bali have introduced the use of surgical mask for staff working at reception areas and in emergency treatment rooms. Masks are also in evidence at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, where arriving passengers are being given health advisory cards by port health officials. The promised examination of all inbound passengers, according the local Bali press, had yet to be introduced by Friday, April 4, 2003.

In a later development, Health Authorities have reportedly assigned 15 physicians employed by the Departent of Health to stand by at Bali's ariport from Saturday, April 5th.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Indonesian Made Grills Considered the World’s Best BBQ
American Expat Dennis Linkletter Runs Company Making What is widely Considered the World’s Best BBQ Grill and Smoker in Bali
(8/21/2017)
Films on the Beach at Nusa Dua
Saturday Night at the Movies on the Beach at Ayodya Resort Bali with ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ - August 26th and M*A*S*H - September 2, 2017
(8/20/2017)
One Dead when Bus Plunges into National Park
One Dies in Inter-Provincial Bus Accident Near Bali Port of Gilimanuk
(8/20/2017)
Hyping the News on Property
‘The Australian’ Writing on Booming Bali Real Estate Market Dangerously Misleads Foreigners Looking to Purchase Property in Bali
(8/20/2017)
On the Beach an Orchestra’s Playing
Padma Resort Ubud and Padma Resort Legian Present the Jakarta Concert Orchestra September 2nd and 3rd 2017
(8/20/2017)
Marching for Country, Island, and Community
Sanur Community Stage Independence Day Torch-lit Parade to Protest Benoa Bay Reclamation
(8/20/2017)
Seeking to be of Service to India
Bali Discovery Now Represented in the Indian Market by Eazee Connect Respz in Mumbai
(8/22/2017)
A Recipe for Brat-Worse
Prosecutors Seeking Sentence Review and Harsher Sentence for Son of Bali Legislator Convicted of Murder
(8/20/2017)
Eliminating Dirty Cops
Bali Chief of Police Urges Execution on Site of Policemen Found Involved in Narcotics Trade
(8/20/2017)
Oh, Yes, Calcutta
Bali to Calcutta Flights by AirAsia Confirmed to Start on October 1, 2017
(8/20/2017)
Register to Swim, Run, and Cycle in Bali
Herbalife Bali International Triathlon Returns to Bali October 15, 2017
(8/20/2017)
Sekali Merdeka! Tetap Merdeka!
Passengers at Bali’s Airport Included in Indonesian Independence Day Celebrations on August 17-18, 2017
(8/20/2017)
All [News]!