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With his aunt breathless at home from her Covid-19 infection, Ridho Milhasan, 17, took matters into his own hands on Wednesday and went to get her oxygen.
After his uncle retrieved an empty tank from a friend, Milhasan found an oxygen filling station in South Jakarta, waited in the long line for other people also in need, and triumphantly exited after three. hours with the supplies he needed.
“My aunt really needed this oxygen,” he said before attaching the oxygen cylinder to his little scooter. “This pandemic is getting serious. “
Across Indonesia, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly again, and Wednesday was the country’s deadliest day since the pandemic began with 1,040 deaths reported. Hospitals are overflowing and oxygen supplies are running out, leaving people like Milhasan to do what they can to care for sick friends and relatives at home.
In Milhasan’s case, there was no other option – his uncle tried to take his aunt to several hospitals in Jakarta after she tested positive for Covid-19, but was turned away and was said to find an oxygen tank and help her around the house.
“Covid-19 patients have had difficulty getting proper medical services,” Milhasan said. “Now they have to find their own oxygen. “