Detiktoday.com – The Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) encourages the Defense Industry (Indhan) to develop innovative health facilities (Faskes) to help the government fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Strengthening medical devices is one of the government’s priorities, especially the Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) in fighting the pandemic. We want to have qualified health facilities and domestic Indhan products according to President Jokowi’s direction, ”said Deputy Minister of Defense Sakti Wahyu Trenggono when he saw Pindad’s Bio Safety Level Manufacturing Facility in Bekasi, Thursday (16/7).
During a visit to Pindad’s facilities, the Deputy Minister of Defense saw first hand the prototype of the BSL-2 + (BSL 3) lab which was complete with a positive pressure room and neg isolation room. In the prototype there is also PCR test equipment, and BSC for samples and test results.
Bio Safety Level is the level or level of safety required for handling biological agents. Biological safety level 3 is intended for clinical, diagnostic, research or production facilities that are associated with exotic agents that can result in the potential for exposure to dangerous diseases. Examples of biological agents in level 3 biological safety categories include: Anthrax, HIV, SARS, Tuberculosis, smallpox, thypus and avian influenza.
“The BSL-2 + Lab is a very good breakthrough in order to encourage the independence of science and technology in the health sector. The thing that must be considered is that the Domestic Content Level (TKDN) is continuously increased. According to the President’s instructions, the development of the domestic ecosystem must be prioritized, “he said.
He hopes that the innovation of the BSL-2 + Mobile Laboratory Bus made by Pindad can help break the chain of Covid-19 spread by speeding up the time for examining patients with the PCR test.
“The PCR test requires laboratory facilities to carry out testing and tracing, especially in areas that are the epicenter. The presence of the Mobile Lab BSL-2 + will be able to answer the challenges of speed and regional penetration, “he said.
On the same occasion, the Managing Director of Pindad Abraham Mose said the BSL-2 + Laboratory Mobile Bus made by the company uses WHO standards and is in the process of certification from the international health institution under the auspices of the United Nations.
“The prototype is now the result of collaboration with Yarsi Hospital. We have a monthly production capacity for 15 units with 62% TKDN, ”explained Abraham.