Indonesia launches domestically-made equipment to boost COVID-19 battle

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-20 18:21:43|Editor: huaxia

JAKARTA, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia on Wednesday launched its domestically-made medical equipment to fasten the country's efforts to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pieces of the equipment, comprising rapid diagnostic test kits, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kits and artificial intelligence (AI) to triage COVID-19 patients, are developed by the Research and Technology Ministry's consortium for the COVID-19 studies, including state-owned enterprises, private companies, universities and research institutes.

"All of us have been working together to fasten the handling of the pandemic through innovation. I hope the innovative products we launched today can mark the awakening of Indonesia's innovation," Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said at a virtual launching event on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, the total of the COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose to 19,189, while the death toll rose to 1,242. Enditem