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Jakarta Post

Bekasi sets up 11 health posts for Idul Fitri travelers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 25, 2019   /   04:16 pm
Bekasi sets up 11 health posts for Idul Fitri travelers Vehicles pass a section of the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road in Bekasi, West Java, on May 14. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)

The health agency of Bekasi regency, West Java, will set up 11 health posts along three major roads for the Idul Fitri exodus.

Health agency secretary Alamsyah said the 11 health posts providing free health checkups would be located along Java’s northern coast (Pantura) highway, the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road and Jl. Inspeksi Kalimalang.

A total of 170 medical personnel will be assigned to the 11 posts, he said.

“They are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and volunteers,” Alamsyah said on Saturday as reported by Antara.

The health posts will begin operating on May 29, seven days before Idul Fitri, which falls on June 5, and stop operating seven days after Idul Fitri on June 12.

The Bekasi regency administration regularly provides such facilities every year during the exodus, he said. Unlike last year, the posts would not be set up at the Cikarang Utama tollgate as the toll road operator had relocated the tollgate to ensure smooth traffic.

The locations for the health posts include Business Park in South Tambun, Tambun Market, the Cibitung fire and rescue office, Lemah Abang Station, the border area of Bekasi and Karawang regencies and several rest areas in the Bekasi part of the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road.

“There will be proper, free health facilities for travelers such as health checkup tools and resting areas,” Alamsyah added.