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PAPUA IS LACK OF HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Patient care unit in the Oksibil Hospital (AJI Papua)
Jayapura, 21/2 (Jubi) – First Director of the Papua Health Development Acceleration Unit (Unit Percepatan Pembangunan Kesehatan Papua/UP2KP), dr. Silwanus Sumule the health service in the villages in Papua has only reached 42 percent of its target, while most of health facilities in Papua are not sufficient.

He told in the Workshop on Complain Management for Improving the Public Health Services in Jayapura Municipality through his paper ‘The Community Health Center Services’ Program Focusing on the Mother and Child Health Care base integrated HIV/AIDS. The workshop was held in the hall of Health Department of Papua Province in Kotaraja, Abepura on Thursday (20/2).

“Besides the 42 percent of services provided and lack of facilities, the managerial problem has turned to a big issue to the Health Department and Community Health Service Center,” he said.

Meanwhile, Head Division of Health Services of Health Department of Jayapura Municipality, drg. Edy HS told to tabloidjubi.com after closing the workshop on Friday afternoon (21/2) admitted that currently the health services in Jayapura has been increased. According to him, the city’s hygiene program was successfully reducing the number of sick people. Malaria, for example, has dropped to the fourth rank of a disease that most affected people in 2013. In previous year, it was in the 1st and 2nd ranks.

“I am very appreciated if it was just dropping its rank to the 3rd. it means people already knew about the hygiene and healthy environment, and finally the number of people affected by Malaria was reducing,” he said while he admitted not remember its exact figures.

“It is outstanding. Even at the 3rd rank was already awesome,” Edy said. He added there was no incident that categorized as the Extraordinary Incident happened along 2013 though the city environment at that moment was not clean enough. (Jubi/Musa/rom)

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