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Indonesia’s coronavirus crisis goes from bad to worse as doctor dies after 24-hour search for ventilator

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Dr Sardjono Utomo, a senior Indonesian doctor, admitted himself to his local hospital in East Java late Tuesday afternoon.In just over 24 hours, as his fellow doctors phoned hospital after hospital in search of a ventilator in Surabaya – Indonesia’s second-largest city and a few hours’ drive away – the doctor and his wife, Sri Martini, would both be dead.The deaths of Dr Sardjono and his wife from Covid-19 have raised alarm bells in Indonesia, where the pandemic has steadily gone from bad to…

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