Welcoming the presence of 250 Indonesian citizens (WNI) who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, to Natuna, the ministry of health provided mental health services on Natuna Island, Riau Islands, for 14 days from February 2 to 16, 2020. The Ministry of Health decided to carry out a quarantine process for hundreds of people. Indonesian citizens who have just been repatriated from Wuhan to anticipate the corona virus outbreak.
The Directorate of Prevention and Control of Mental Health and Drug Problems at the Ministry of Health asked the PP Chair of the Indonesian Mental Medicine Specialist Association (PDSKJI), the Head of the Central Clinical Psychologist Association (IPK), and the Chair of the Indonesian Mental Health Nurses Association (IPKJI) to assign one psychiatrist, three psychologists. , as well as one mental nurse.
One mental nurse, Dayat, who participated in the program, was a student of the Mental Nursing Doctoral Program at FoN UI who took part in providing mental health services to the 250 Indonesian citizens.
“In connection with the repatriation of Indonesian citizens from Wuhan and the quarantine process that will be carried out further on Natuna Island, we hereby request that you assign one psychiatrist, three psychologists, and one mental nurse,” reads the letter addressed to the Head of PP- PDSKJI, Head of Central IPK, and Chairman of IPKJI