150 Flood Victims Still Accommodated in Pancoran

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - South Jakarta Health Department offers its services for flood victims in the capital city, especially in Pengadegan, Pancoran.

    "Health services for the flood victims are still available at GOR Pangadegan. It is opened at 09:00-10:00 and 14:00-15:00," said Helmi, the head of the Health Department when confirmed by Antara in Jakarta, Thursday, January 16, 2020. 

    The health services are executed by public health center (PKM) Pancoran. Based on the data of the Indonesian Redcross (PMI), there are about 150 residents and their toddlers who stay in refugee camps since they are worried about the upcoming floods.

    "The health services for refugees conducted during the flood include health examination and treatment, as well as trauma healing," he said. 

    Although the flood has receded, the health service will continue to providing health examination and treatment for refugees. They also provide counseling about Clean and Healthy Behavior (PHBS), including handwashing with soap.

    "We also provide counseling about post-flood diseases, how to avoid them and what are the symptoms. They are expected to do medical checks if they find any symptoms," said Helmi. 

    There will be a supplementary feeding too for the refugees. "We also establish disinfection for houses and public facilities such as schools and worship houses, in collaboration with the Park Department and firefighters," said Helmi.

    ANTARA | Safira Andini