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Island focus: Papua sends medical team to Palu

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:23 am
Ready to help: 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.(JP/Nethy Dharma Somba)(JP/Nethy Dharma Somba)

Ready to help: 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.(JP/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 we...