Health Tips for Participants and Visitors of Asian Games

Jakarta, MINA –  The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) has provided health tips to all athletes, officials and visitors to the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang to maintain health and at the same time be aware of the possibility of contracting the disease.

According to the Ministry of Health, several diseases that everyone needs to watch out for are; influenza, mosquito-borne diseases (malaria, dengue fever), sexually transmitted infections, and diseases transmitted through food and water.

Visitors who experience symptoms or illness should immediately seek medical help from health care providers at the nearest health facility around the venue or at the 2018 Asian Games athletes’ guesthouse / inn, or visit the designated referral hospital. Contact immediately the telephone number for medical emergencies through 119.

During the Asian Games, visitors who come are not allowed to smoke, both those who use vape and consume tobacco in all places in the 2018 Asian Games for the sake of mutual health and safety.

Visitors from outside Indonesia must be vaccinated according to the national immunization schedule in each country which will vary from country to country. Medical consultations must be scheduled as early as possible before the trip, but at least 48 weeks before departure must be immunized before traveling.

Mobility and high frequency of people from one country to another increases the risk of rapid disease transmission in various countries, especially athletes, officials and visitors from abroad coming to Indonesia should pay attention to health information issued by the government.

Everyone who is involved in the Asian Games needs to understand the health risks and how to prevent them before leaving for Indonesia in order to minimize the possibility of disease transmission or an accident. (L /P2/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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