Jakarta (ANTARA) –
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) expressed deep condolences to the families of
doctors and paramedics, who died from COVID-19.
“I want to express my deep condolences on the demise of doctors, nurses, and other paramedics,” Jokowi stated during his visit to the Athletes Village in Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Monday.
The Athletes Village has been readied to function as a temporary hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
“They are dedicated (medical workers), who have fought hard to handle the coronavirus outbreak. On behalf of the government, country, and people, I laud their hard work and struggle to handle COVID-19,” the president noted.
The Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) had earlier confirmed that its six members had died from COVID-19. It said those doctors had contracted the infection while performing their duties to treat COVID-19 patients.
Source: ANTARA News