Table of contents:
- Criteria Required to Conduct an Examination to the Hospital
- What About People Who Have No Contact or Travel History?
One of the recommendations for people suffering or suspected of contracting Corona virus infection is to isolate themselves at home if there are no symptoms or mild symptoms. Even so, you need to know when it's best to go to the hospital for a self-examination
If you need a COVID-19 check, click on the link below so you can be directed to the nearest he alth facility:
- Rapid Antibody Test
- Antigen Swab (Rapid Test Antigen)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by SARS-CoV-2 or better known as the Corona virus. This is a new type of virus from the coronavirus group. Various variants of the Corona virus have a fast spread rate and have caused many fatalities to almost all over the world.
Criteria Required to Conduct an Examination to the Hospital
The government has established 100 referral hospitals spread across Indonesia to handle COVID-19 cases. However, due to limited he alth facilities and medical personnel, not everyone who feels symptoms of Corona virus infection is immediately hospitalized.
Hospital care is for COVID-19 patients who experience severe symptoms and moderate or mild symptoms accompanied by uncontrolled comorbidities. Meanwhile, patients with mild or asymptomatic symptoms are advised to self-isolate at home.
According to the protocol issued by the Indonesian Ministry of He alth, you can immediately go to a referral hospital for a checkup if you have the following two conditions:
- Experiencing a fever above 37.9°C accompanied by symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat
- Have been in contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19 or has a history of travel or living in an area that is endemic for COVID-19 (both at home and abroad) in the last 14 days
However, to protect those around you from potential infection, we recommend that you call the COVID-19 hotline at 119 Ext. 9 first.If you meet the criteria, the he alth office can pick you up and take you to the nearest he alth care facility or COVID-19 referral hospital.
Meanwhile, if you have a history of contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19 or have been in an area endemic for this disease but do not feel any symptoms of COVID-19, you are advised to self-isolate for 14 days from the time of contact or first day of traveling.
If during the isolation period symptoms appear as mentioned above, immediately contact the COVID-19 hotline or check with a referral hospital if the complaints are very disturbing. However, try to use a private vehicle, wear a mask, and keep your distance from other people.
What About People Who Have No Contact or Travel History?
If you don't have a history of contact with COVID-19 sufferers or travel to COVID-19 endemic areas but experience symptoms of fever or symptoms of mild respiratory illness, such as cough, runny nose, or sore throat, you don't need to go straight home referral sick.
You are advised to self-isolate at home and consult via live chat with doctors on telemedicine applications such as ALODOKTER.
Keep in mind, even if you are asymptomatic, you can carry the Corona virus and pass it on to other people. So, physical distancing is also useful to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.
Stay away from crowds, don't leave the house first except for urgent needs, and continue to apply preventive measures by washing hands regularly and strengthening body resistance.
In conclusion, if you experience mild or moderate COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate at home. However, if you have co-morbidities or have experienced severe symptoms of COVID-19, you should immediately go to a COVID-19 referral hospital.
Visiting a COVID-19 referral hospital and not meeting the referral criteria will actually increase your risk of being infected with the Corona virus and spreading it to the wider community.
To find out how likely it is that you have been infected with the Corona virus or whether or not you need to go to a referral hospital, try the Corona virus infection risk check feature provided for free by ALODOKTER.