President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed problems in the country’s health care, including its pharmaceutical ingredients and medical equipment.”The pandemic has allowed us to see potential resources that we have not yet managed and developed well,” Jokowi said in his opening remarks in a virtual speech at the National Development Planning Conference on Thursday.”For example, 95 percent of raw materials for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry are still imported. [We are seeing] what medical equipment we manufacture domestically and what we import. We can see everything now,” he added. Jokowi said Indonesia was dealing with several infectious diseases that required special treatment, such as tuberculosis.”We’re among the top three countries with the largest number of tuberculosis cases after India and China. Do we have the [proper] facilities and beds at the hospitals?” he said.Read also: COVID-19 exposes flaws in Indonesia’s health insurance programIndonesia’s ratio of hospital beds per 1,000 people was lower than many other countries, the President explained. “We only have 1.2 beds per 1,000 residents, far behind other countries such as India with 2.7 beds per 1,000 residents, China with 4.3 beds per 1,000 people and Japan with the highest number of hospital beds per 1,000 people at 13,” he said. “What about the labs, its equipment and its manpower? Or the ratio of health workers, doctors, specialists, nurses? We need to calculate everything.”The COVID-19 pandemic had also shed light on the importance of health security, Jokowi said.”We’ve now seen the importance of health security for the future. […] We’re facing extraordinary challenges because, of all 213 countries, there is no country in the world that is really ready [to face the pandemic],” he said.”I believe with strong cooperation between the central and regional governments we can mitigate the impacts of this global pandemic. Vulnerable groups could be well protected and we could navigate this storm safely.”Topics :
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 10, 2015:Tuesdayâ€¢ Parent/ Teacher Conf. 4:10-7:30 p.m.â€¢ Cheer Try-Out Clinic 5:30-7 p.m.Wednesdayâ€¢STATE- Boys Basketball at 3 p.m. in Salina. School is dismissed early at 11:45 a.m.Thursdayâ€¢Parent/Teacher Conf. 4:10 to 7:30 p.m.FridayNo SchoolCheer Try-Outs 10 a.m.Tuesday: Crispito/red sauce, lettuce and tomato, golden corn, chilled peaches, cheesy peaches.Wednesday: Sloppy Joe/bun, potato wedges, baked beans, mixed fruit, #tortilla chips.Todayâ€™s Newsâ€¢Wellington Lions Club is hosting a Blarney Breakfast on Tuesday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus. They are raising money for a new wheel chair for Ethan Higginbotham. Donations are accepted.â€¢There will not be a Crusader Creator meeting this week.â€¢Seniors – If you are planning to continue your education this fall, you may now apply for the $1,000 non-competitive scholarship given by the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund. The website is www.KSAllStarScholarships.com. The deadline to apply isÂ April 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.Â When filling out the application, you will only need to provide basic information. Then beforeÂ Sept. 1, 2015, you will need to update the application with the rest of the documents needed to process the scholarship money to your college. It is very important to make the initial application because they will not accept late applications. Information regarding this scholarship will be distributed at the parent/teacher conferences.â€¢Any WHS Student who would like to go to the state basketball game on Wednesday, there will be a bus available for $5.00 per student. You will be responsible to take enough money to pay the $7 admission fee into the game and if you want, concession food money. The bus will leave the high school at 12:30 p.m. The WHS boyâ€™s basketball game will start at 3:00 p.m. Please bring your $5 into the counselorâ€™s office by tomorrow at the end of the day.â€¢There will be a CoffeyvilleÂ Community College representative in the Ag Shop onÂ March 23Â during 2 and 3rd periods. Students interested in pursuing an Ag degree will need to get their agendas signed by their teacher in order to attend.â€¢SENIOR GIRLS: Remember to turn in your completed Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship on or beforeÂ March 12Â to Mrs. Yates.â€¢Itâ€™s time for the Project Prom T-Shirt Logo Contest! The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors. The winner will receive $50. Entries must be received by March 25. Stop by the office to pick up the contest rules.â€¢Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!â€¢Attention Seniors: Your pictures for the Senior Graduation video are due by March 13. A baby picture and a senior picture are required and elementary school to present pictures are recommended. If no pictures are submitted, you will not be in the video. Also, your senior picture does not have to be a formal picture. We DO accept selfies.â€¢Seniors: Donâ€™t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.Guidance Office NewsCollege visits during lunch:Tuesday, March 24thÂ – Emporia State UniversityToday is:National Mario DayNational Pack Your Lunch DayFollow us on Twitter.
A Lifford man has been found not guilty by the direction of the Judge of dangerous driving causing the death of a motorcyclist.Hugh Shalvey, 34, was killed when his Honda motorbike collided with a jeep and trailer in Raphoe in October, 2014. The man driving the jeep and trailer, David McCauley, 36, was charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.However, following various witnesses being heard over the past two days, Judge Terence O’Sullivan halted the trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court.It follows a plea for direction by Mr McCauley’s barrister Jonathan Kilfeather not to find his client guilty.After reviewing the evidence, Judge O’Sullivan agreed that the evidence had not reached a level to find Mr McCauley, of Drumleen, Lifford, guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Shalvey.The court had heard that Mr Shalvey had been killed instantly when his Honda 900 motorbike collided with a trailer being driven by Mr McCauley.The trailer was turning right into a farmyard outside Raphoe when the accident happened.Gardai had claimed that the right indicator light on Mr McCauley’s trailer was not working.However, the accused claimed that just weeks before the accident, he had had his trailer serviced and all lights checked.Evidence in the case was given by Garda Forensic officers as well as other motorists who were in the vicinity of the crash when it happened just before 4pm on the afternoon of October 29th, 2014.Judge O’Sullivan ordered the jury of nine men and three women to find the accused not guilty of dangerous driving causing death.He said “There is no case to answer in the case of dangerous driving causing death in the evidence heard. We have a job to do that if a case doesn’t get over a certain level then we withdraw it. These are difficult cases and I would like to express my sympathies to family and friends of Mr Shalvey.Breaking News: Judge orders jury to find man not guilty in death of motorcyclist was last modified: April 28th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Hugh ShalveyLiffordRaphoe