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Papua sends medical team to Palu

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura   /   Fri, October 12, 2018   /   09:32 am
Papua sends medical team to Palu Papua Deputy Governor Klemen Tinal helps put a uniform vest on a health worker. The province is sending a team of health workers to help victims and survivors in disaster-hit areas in Central Sulawesi. Comprising 14 personnel, the team will serve for 10 days. (The Jakarta Post/Nethy Dharma Somba)

The Papua administration has dispatched a medical team to Palu, Central Sulawesi, to provide medical services following a strong earthquake and tsunami that impacted the region.

The team, comprising 10 medical workers, two Social Agency officials as well as two Papua Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) officials, departed for Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Thursday, and will continue their journey to Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu from there.

Papua Health Agency head Aloysius Giay said the team was taking medical supplies for diarrhea and upper respiratory tract infections, as well as food supplies.

“The team will stay in Palu for 10 days,” Aloysius said, adding that they would be focused on healthcare services.

“As we all know, there are many diseases that afflict people after disasters,” he added.

Previously, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said the province would donate Rp 4 billion (US$ 263,032) to help with reconstruction.