Dok II Hospital Overrun by Malaria Patients


Jayapura, Jubi – Malaria cases are dominated treatment at Dok II Hospital in Jayapura, said Director of General Hospital Dok II Jayapura, Yerry Msen.

“I have to see the data used for the total. But this year malaria patients still dominate, “said Yerry Msen, Tuesday (12/15/2015).

He said that every day there are almost always malaria patients come to the hospital besides other, patients with heart disease, allergies or HIV -AIDS.

“Other diseases that also become our priority in service is heart disease. This disease can kill rapidly. Only, we are difficult to care for people with HIV and AIDS. Most patients who come already in a dangerous condition, “he said.

Head of Technical Implementation Unit of AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria (ATM UPT) Papua Provincial Health Office, Dr. Ni Nyoman Sri Antari said, Papua is the province with the highest incidence of malaria in Indonesia. 2014 data estimated from 100 people, 43 of them malaria.


“Nationally from 100 people, 27 of them malaria,” said Sri Antari some time ago.

According to her, the number was decreased compared to 2013.

“In 2014, the report we received, nearly 500 thousand patients and detected 142 thousand positive. And whether dead or not, it is not included. Regions with endemic malaria are in the coastal and low land areas, “he said.

He said in the mountainous region, most malaria patients are in Dekai, capital of Yahukimo. Within a month, about 400 packs of malaria drugs are given to patients. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)

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