BUILDING CRITERIA FOR PATIENT ISOLATION / QUARANTINE DURING PANDEMI IN THE CITY OF SEMARANG Dr. Raditya Hari Murti, ST, M.Sc, Dr. Ir. Pranoto.SA, Dipl.HE, MT, Julmadian Abda, ST. MT, Robi Fernando, ST. MT, Agung Bhakti Utama, ST. MSc, Galih Adya Taurano, ST. MT
Polytechnic of Public Works, Semarang
The Covid-19 pandemic occurred abruptly in the last part of 2019. This situation was exacerbated because of the unpreparedness of the government and regional governments in dealing with this disease. Therefore, increasing readiness in prevention is important in mitigating this pandemic. One of the efforts in increasing readiness is providing patient isolation/quarantine buildings, with the aim of controlling the spread of disease. However, it is not always viable to provide a dedicated building, hence it will be more efficient if existing buildings are converted to an isolation/quarantine facility during a pandemic.
This study aims to identify the ideal criteria for isolation/quarantine for patients and suspects during a pandemic/epidemic outbreak in the City of Semarang. The benefits expected are, the criteria can later be applied to any buildings in the City of Semarang, so that buildings which are potential to be converted into isolation/quarantine buildings can be identified. The research method employed is a case study approach by collecting data through brainstorming and focus group discussions, and organized through Delphi Method to detail the ideal criteria according to the selected stakeholders.
The output of this research is criteria in determining the ideal buildings to be converted as isolation facility during pandemic/epidemic outbreak.