Wamena, Jubi – Lanny Jaya government faced a shortage of medicines to serve the health of communities affected by the snow disaster in three districts.
Chief of Medical Officer of Lanny Jaya, Malky Jigibalom told reporters at the post disaster in Wamena airport on Thursday (07/23/2015), said medical supplies are needed today as antibiotics, diarrhea medication and also tool for checking the ear.
“We’ve asked for aid to the province and NGOs because the post-disaster community, both from toddlers to adults are exposed to various diseases such as acute respiratory infection, diarrhea and also disturbances in the ear, “Malky Jigibalom said.
“Yes, there are many who are sick, but in this second stage there are no deaths that occurred in the area of Kuyawage. Yet, there is one elder died because of illness, “he explained.
Furthermore, data from the health team reported that there is no deaths. While medical service is conducted by medical team such as doctors and nurses. However, the four post only provide services of Ispa ( Under respiratory Infection), diarrhea and flu illnesses.
Based on diagnosis, there are many children who feel pain in the ear such as buzzing due to cough and cold. Children are also malnourished due to tremoni diarrhea, resulting in their immune system decreases.
“The medical team at the four posts also hold health Service Center in Mumeareas in order to provide medical services. Only it cannot provide immunization services for pregnant women and children under five,” he said.
“This time we have prepared two general practitioners and nurses. They are also scattered in several villages which can not be handled by the physicians. They then refer to Wamena hospital like today there are two adults and two babies, “he said. (Islami/ Tina)