Services continue to be offered to victims. Some health service facilities are damaged there, and the ministry is still collecting the data
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Health Ministry has sent health workers along with logistical assistance to Cianjur, West Java, that was hit by an earthquake on Monday.
“Services continue to be offered to victims. Some health service facilities are damaged there, and the ministry is still collecting the data,” the ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammad Syahril, remarked here on Tuesday.
In addition, the ministry has mobilized several health workers from various medical fields, comprising 22 health workers and one ambulance from the Port Health Office; 26 health workers and three ambulances from Hasan Sadikin Central General Hospital; and three surgeons, one medical team, and one ambulance from the Indonesian Orthopaedic Association (PABOI).
Moreover, three orthopedic surgeons and five officers from the Public Safety Center 119 are involved.
The ministry also mobilized health logistics, such as frame tents, folding beds for carrying patients (velbed), Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) operational kits, medicines, masks for adults and children, personal protective equipment, oxygen concentrators, emergency kits, latex gloves, body bags, and other necessities.
Meanwhile, Syahril said that the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Cianjur and its surroundings resulted in hundreds of injuries and deaths.
The Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data on the Cianjur population showed that some 169 thousand people were affected, and currently, five thousand evacuees were scattered at several points.
The Health Ministry is also implementing an emergency management triage procedure. Minorly injured victims in need of inpatient treatment can be treated at Cimacan Hospital and Dr Hafiz Hospital.
Patients with moderate injuries are being treated at Bhayangkara Hospital and TNI (Indonesian Military) Field Hospital.
Meanwhile, patients in need of immediate treatment due to critical conditions and requiring major surgery can be offered treatment at Hasan Sadikin Hospital at Bandung, Bogor City General Hospital, and Sukabumi Hospital.