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Jakarta Post

Cina Benteng get free health service

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, May 15 2012   /  09:09 am

JP/Multa FidrusTANGERANG: People of Chinese-Indonesian descent, known as the Cina Benteng (Chinese of the Fort) in Neglasari district, Tangerang municipality, received free healthcare on Monday.

The one-day service was provided by Kampung Benteng Community Forum (FMKB) in cooperation with Tangerang water operator PDAM Tirta Benteng, the Relawan Benteng Bersatu organization and the Indonesian Chinese Church Union (PGTI).

“We don’t mind queuing for hours as it’s a rare opportunity to get free healthcare,” said Leni, 26, who had took along her 4-year-old daughter for treatment.

The organizing committee’s chairman, Edi Lien from FKMB, said that they had brought five doctors from Jakarta’s Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM). “Residents who need further medical treatment or surgery will be referred to RSCM and will receive treatment free of charge.”...