JAKARTA - The ever increasing number of victims that contracts H1N1 swine flu in Mexico and other countries across the globe has caused general hospitals in Indonesia to change their preparedness for bird flu into swine flu as isolation rooms are prepared once again. The general hospital in Tangerang for example, has had isolation rooms for bird flu victims since 2008. Now these rooms are prepared for possible swine flu victims.
According to general director Makentur Mamahit, the rooms are prepared for swine flu because isolation is of the same standard as for bird flu. There are four rooms available for swine flu and bird flu patients or suspected cases. "This is a standard intensive care unit with five specialists and five doctors," told Mamahit. Local medical centers are also prepared to deal with possible cases of swine flu.