After opening on Tuesday, Jakarta’s makeshift emergency hospital for COVID-19 has so far received 208 patients, according to the hospital head.The hospital, which has the capacity to treat 3,000 people, utilizes four out 10 towers of the Kemayoran athletes village in Central Jakarta. Two towers are currently being used to treat patients.Jakarta Military commander and hospital head Maj. Gen. Eko Margiyono said the hospital would not accept patients younger than 15 years old. The facility also prioritizes COVID-19 patients, elderly suspects and suspects with mild to moderate breathing problems.However, he said patients with severe and worsening symptoms would be referred to another hospital. Read also: COVID-19: Ministry studies plan to use hotels as accommodation for medical staff“There were some patients who came here and [we] referred [them] to other referral hospitals later because [their initial] examinations showed severe symptoms,” Eko said at a press conference on Thursday.“Patients who have mild symptoms but carry other complications would also be referred to other hospitals because the [makeshift] hospital is not designed to handle other diseases,” Eko added.He explained that patients who wanted to be examined at the hospital could come and register themselves. Alternatively, patients who cannot go to the hospital by themselves can also call the COVID-19 hotline on 199, where they can request a transfer service to the hospital.“The other way is by referral. Private hospitals that are no longer able to accommodate patients can refer some of them to our hospital, but we hope that there is an initial examination so that when we receive the patients, we already have preliminary data,” Eko said.Read also: COVID-19: Ministry to develop temporary hospitals in several regionsAs of Wednesday, Indonesia had recorded 790 cases of COVID-19 with 58 fatalities and 31 recoveries. Jakarta has the large majority of the cases with 463, including 31 in the region who have died and 23 who have recovered.The makeshift hospital uses the former athletes village, which was used during the 2018 Asian Games.The makeshift facility is aimed at increasing the capital’s healthcare capability, as Jakarta’s regional leaders communication forum (Frokompimda DKI Jakarta) estimated that, in a worst-case scenario, as many as 8000 people in the capital city would be infected by the coronavirus.Since it was opened on Tuesday, patients from Greater Jakarta have been lining up for examination at the makeshift COVID-19 hospital, but Eko said the hospital even received patients from outside the region. “The hospital was originally designed to accommodate patients in Greater Jakarta, but in reality, on the first day, there were patients who came from Surabaya and Semarang. But still, we accepted them,” he added. (mfp)Topics :
Youri Tielemans responds to summer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal Advertisement Youri Tielemans was heavily linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Youri Tielemans is confident he made the right choice in joining Leicester this summer despite interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.The 22-year-old completed a loan move to Leicester last January and caught the eye with a string of outstanding performances in the Premier League as he notched up three goals and four assists in the second half of the season.Brendan Rodgers made it clear he wanted to make Tielemans’ deal permanent as the midfielder continued to impress, but his form also alerted England’s top clubs to a potential summer transfer.However, Leicester reached a £40million agreement with Tielemans’ parent club, Monaco, at the beginning of July and the Belgian put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the King Power Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThough Tielemans was ‘happy’ to be linked with ‘big clubs’ like United and Arsenal, he insists Leicester is the right fit for him at this stage of his career.‘During the transfer window, I was happy of the interest of certain big clubs,’ he said ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland.‘I needed to make a choice for my young career and I think it was the right one. To arrive off the back of a €45m transfer doesn’t change anything. ‘They already knew me at Leicester. My loan spell went very good. I wanted to continue playing in this club.’ Rodgers convinced Tielemans to sign a permanent deal at Leicester (Picture: Getty)Rodgers was ‘delighted’ to make Tielemans’ move permanent this summer and claimed it signaled Leicester’s ‘hunger’ ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.‘I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey,’ the Leicester manager said.‘It’s an incredibly exciting time for this club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.‘Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.’MORE: Roy Keane reignites feud with Sir Alex Ferguson over Manchester United exit Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link435Shares Advertisement Comment
297 Views no discussions Sperm (file photo)LYON, France (AFP) – French researchers said Thursday they had patented a method to create sperm using stem cells harvested from infertile men – though they do not know if the lab-fabricated seed actually works.The team hailed their technique as a step towards solving male infertility, but admitted it would take several years before the “quality” of the sperm will be confirmed.The method, patented in June, took 20 years to refine, said the researchers from Kallistem biotech company in Lyon, east France.It involved recreating, outside the human body, the fluid in which seminiferous tubules — the tiny structures where sperm cells are formed in the male testes – can survive.They used it to coax rat, monkey and then human sperm cells from spermatogonia, immature cells that become eggs or sperm. The process is complex, and takes about 72 hours.The sperm are “morphologically normal” (normal-looking), the researchers said. It is not known whether the tiny cells are up to the job of creating babies.The next step, the team said, is to try and give life to rats with rat sperm created using the method.“We must see if the baby rats are normal, whether they are able to reproduce,” project member Philippe Durand told journalists in Lyon.Then there will be a battery of tests with the lab-manufactured human sperm, to compare it to ordinary sperm, and finally clinical trials.The work has not yet been validated through publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.But the team said in a statement their work “opens the way for therapeutic avenues that have been eagerly awaited by clinicians for many years.”“From a testicular biopsy in these infertile men, the scientists will be able to obtain spermatozoa in vitro,” said the statement.However, Nathalie Rives, an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France, cautioned: “We are not there yet”.“Before this technique can find any practical application, it must be proven to work with (cells) from the testes of prepubescent boys and men who have trouble generating sperm,” she told AFP.In August 2011, scientists in Kyoto said they had successfully coaxed sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells. Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work? by: Associated Free Press – September 17, 2015 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
Each year, the talking heads of all of the major sports networks discuss the growing parity in college football. Over the past few years, we have seen many schools outside of the Bowl Championship Series cartel make BCS bowls and defeat teams many experts thought would run away with the games.But what about college basketball?For years, mid-major schools have been upsetting traditional college basketball powerhouses. Gonzaga, a member of the West Coast Conference, is an annual bracket-buster and has produced some legitimate college stars, such as Charlotte Bobcats small forward Adam Morrison.We have known there has been parity among Division I college basketball teams in recent years, but what about teams below the Division I level? In football, we have seen a FCS team beat a FBS team, but how often does this happen in basketball?Well, it has just recently in a preseason game between Bradley and University of Wisconsin-Platteville Sunday. The Pioneers of Platteville were able to upset the Braves 84-79. On Tuesday night, another D-III school, the Mississippi College Choctaws defeated the Alcorn State Braves 85-81 in another preseason game.Although the Pioneers and Braves did not exactly beat North Carolina or UCLA, they did defeat schools that have scholarship players and actively recruit for some of the best talent in the local area. We have seen it is possible for some of the lower division schools to take down a school like Bradley, a Missouri Valley Conference team that has had NCAA Tournament appearances in recent years.The toughness and resiliency UW-Platteville and Mississippi College showed should not be surprising, however. The Pioneers are ranked seventh on D3hoops.com’s Division III Top 25 and annually competes for the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. The Choctaws are picked to win the American Southwest Conference’s east division for the second year in a row.Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan knows how tough the teams and players from the WIAC are. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin, Ryan was the head coach at UW-Platteville from 1984-1999. During that time, he coached the Pioneers to four D-III National Championships.“I like watching those guys,” Ryan said after the Badgers’ victory over University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Tuesday. “All the guys that played for me didn’t have any scholarships. They worked their butts off. They did it for the love of the game, and they weren’t pampered.”Seeing these scores, it is not surprising Whitewater played the Badgers a lot closer than the 64-47 final score appears. Going into the locker room, the Badgers were only leading the Warhawks by a 3-point margin: 28-25. At one point during the second half, the Badgers only led by two, 44-42, before pulling away by denying UW-Whitewater a field goal in the last eight minutes of the game.Needless to say, the Warhawks ignored the fact they were playing a D-I powerhouse like Wisconsin. Instead, they took it as another opponent in the WIAC.“I think our guys have a pretty high confidence level,” UW-Whitewater head coach Pat Miller said. “I think they fully came in here expecting to compete and try to win the basketball game. I was disappointed in the Bradley-Platteville game. I think it was more of a wakeup call for Wisconsin than it was a confidence builder for us.”While there might be a drop-off in talent between players at D-I schools and D-III schools, many local schools recruit out of the same talent pool. UW-Whitewater’s Matt Goodwin used to match up against Wisconsin’s Marcus Landry in high school. UW-Platteville’s Curt Hanson played against Duke’s Jon Scheyer when they were in high school.The experience D-III players have in high school and playing against D-I schools gives them a toughness that can’t be found anywhere else. It puts them on a level playing field with anyone in the game, whether they go to Wisconsin or UW-Whitewater.While Division I and Division III teams have the same experience, when a smaller school plays a team with a winning tradition, it is the heart that comes into play when facing an outmatched opponent. The smaller schools play against the bigger schools as if it is a playoff game while the bigger schools are still trying to figure lineups out and getting their offense into motion.While the exhibition season may be over in 2008, we can expect Division I teams to be on notice in 2009 and not take seemingly overmatched Division III opponents lightheartedly.Ben is a senior majoring in journalism and history. If you would like to discuss WIAC powerhouses, contact him at email@example.com.