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Chinese and Indonesian Medical Experts Successfully Held COVID-19 Video Conference

On 22nd April, under the auspices of Chinese National Health Commission (NHC) and Indonesian Ministry of State-owned Enterprise, experts from Peking University First Hospital, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Presidential Medical Team of Indonesia, Indonesia Healthcare Corporation, RSPAD Gatot Subroto Hospital and more than 50 major hospitals across Indonesia held a video conference on diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

As remarked by Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Mr. Xiao Qian in the opening session, COVID-19 virus is the common enemy of humanity. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Chinese President Xi Jinping has twice spoken on the phone with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to exchange views on jointly battling COVID-19. He hoped medical experts from both sides could share experiences in case diagnosis and treatment, so as to jointly enhance clinical management capability. He believed under the strong leadership of President Joko Widodo, the Indonesian Government and its people would surely prevail over the outbreak.

Indonesian Ambassador to China Mr. Djauhari Oratmangun expressed appreciation to the Chinese side for organizing the event, also to the Chinese government and its people for providing support to Indonesia since the start of outbreak. He believed direct exchange between medical experts of both countries would help Indonesia to enhance its diagnosis and treatment capability.

Mr. Nie Jiangang, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation of NHC introduced China’s key prevention and control measures in fighting the COVID-19. He hoped to further strengthen cooperation with Indonesia in information sharing and technology, so as to enhance bilateral cooperation on tackling the outbreak.

During the discussion session, Dr. Wang Guangfa, Head of Respiration Department of Peking University First Hospital introduced Chinese treatment protocol for COVID-19 especially the experiences in epidemic prevention, clinical management.

Dr. Qian Juying, Deputy Director of Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University offered presentation on the hospital and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Adityo Susilo from RSUPN Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital introduced Indonesia treatment protocol for COVID-19. Based on three typical cases, he presented the pathogenesis process and clinical measures in detail.

The medical experts from both sides held practical and in-depth discussion on issues such as diagnostic criteria, therapeutic drugs, discharging criteria, re-infection, virus variation and vaccine development. Chinese experts patiently answered questions raised by Indonesian experts. The discussion session was co-chaired by Fathema Djan Rachmat, Director of Indonesia Healthcare Corporation and Dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono from Presidential Medical Team of Indonesia. The video conference lasted for 3 hours and achieved great success.

During the closing session, Mr. Budi Gunadi, Vice Minister of the State-owned Enterprise of Indonesia thanked the participation of all the Chinese experts and congratulated on the successful conference. He spoke highly of China’s contribution to the global fight against the outbreak. He hoped to learn from Chinese experiences and work together with China to battle the outbreak.

As pointed by participants from Indonesia side, the video conference is very timely, practical, professional and successful. They hoped both sides could carry out more practical cooperation in medicine and vaccine development in the future, so as to further strengthen bilateral cooperation on fighting the virus.

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