TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan ensured the Jakarta administration would cover the medical expenses of all Jakarta residents who were victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami, including the funeral of the dead.
“Don’t worry about costs and others, God's willing, the Jakarta administration will take care of everything,” Anies said at Tarakan Hospital, Central Jakarta, Sunday night, December 23.
Anies also stated that he was ready to provide assistance to the location affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami. The Jakarta administration has sent a number of ambulances with the evacuation team consisting of officers from the Jakarta Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) and the fire department.
“Jakarta administration helps prepare everything we [administration] can do,” Anies said.
Anies Baswedan visited Tarakan Hospital Jakarta on Sunday night. There were two victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami who were hospitalized. They are employees of the Tarakan Public Hospital cooperative or their families. They became victims because they were attending an annual gathering at Carita Anyer Beach, Serang, Banten, when the tsunami occurred.
The Director of Tarakan Hospital Dian Ekowati detailed that there were 10 family members from the hospital who were killed and nine who were undergoing treatment. That night, they were waiting for 18 people who were still on their way to Jakarta and 16 other victims were still missing.
Among the ambulances sent to Banten to help victims of the Sunda Strait tsunami, two of them came from the hospital and 11 from the Jakarta Health Service.
LANI DIANA WIJAYA