Health Care Service Poor Due to Shortage of Medical Personnel

Health Care Centers (Puskesmas) Harapan Villages. (Jubi/Doc)

Health Care Centers (Puskesmas) Harapan Villages. (Jubi/Doc)

Abepura, Jubi – The head of the health center in Harapan village, Jayapura regency, Hadi Kurniawan, said it is very difficult to meet the needs of the community as the health workers faced difficulty to reach people who live in the remotest villages.

Hadi said, before he served as the head of the health center, it already has had a clinic schedule in East Sentani area. However, the plan could not run smoothly because of the distance and shortage of medical personnel.

“If we all are out serving people in the village, there is no service at the health center,” he told Jubi in his office on Monday (26/10).

Currently, the clinic in Harapan village has one dentist and a general practitioner.


Last week, a Puai resident, Damianus Pulanda, said the health service in the area needs to be improved so that all citizens could have better health care. (Mawel Benny/Tina)

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