JAKARTA – While at home, the community can conduct an independent assessment related to whether or not to conduct a COVID-19 rapid test through the INARISK application made by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), which was appointed by President Joko Widodo to become the Acceleration Task Force Handling of COVID-19.
Through this application, users can fill in a number of questions according to the available categories, namely personal, family, and village. Therefore, it is expected that the participation of the community to care for themselves, their families and in their neighborhoods in order to break the chain of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
“We need support from the community at home, to conduct independent assessments for individuals, families, and villages with the INARISK application,” said BNPB Deputy for Prevention, Lilik Kurniawan, in a press conference for the Task Force for the Acceleration of COVID-19 Handling at the National Council for Disaster Management. (BNPB), Jakarta, Sunday (12/4).
As for the personal category, there are 21 questions related to personal behavior and habits, the potential for contracting inside and outside the home, the use of public transportation, masks, to endurance or immunity.
Furthermore, in the next category, family, users will be asked to fill in answers related to knowledge about COVID-19 for family members, to the neighborhood.
“Is the home environment close to the gathering point of many people, densely populated, and others. Then there are questions related to living conditions, “said Lilik.
Then, the application will also ask for an explanation of family habits, plans, capacities including who family members are considered vulnerable such as old age or suffering from a chronic illness.
“Then family habits, family plans, family capacity – including vulnerable family members such as the elderly and chronic illness,” he continued.
While in the village category, 21 questions included village preparedness, the availability of volunteers, to forms of prevention such as isolation rooms, disinfectant spraying, hand washing facilities, and others.
“There will also be questions about handling COVID-19, such as village cooperation with hospitals or puskesmas,” said Lilik.
After the user fills in a number of questions above, the user will later get information related to each risk level.
“Recommendations include what needs to be done after the assessment, then the referral hospital, and others,” said Lilik.
In this case, BNPB requests that application users fill in data and questions honestly in order to get the right recommendations. Lilik also guarantees user data is confidential.
As the latest information, this application can be downloaded through PlayStore for Android and AppStore for iOS.
Head of BNPB’s Disaster Information and Communication Data Center