4) Islands in focus: Death of 41 Papuan children investigated -
The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Wed, November 25 2015, 3:22 PM -
“The team will discover the cause and seek a solution. We should not be suspicious about the children’s deaths, people must go to the field to seek the cause,” said Papua Health office head Aloysius Giay, after opening a working meeting on health in Papua at the Cenderawasih University Hall on Tuesday.
Giay said he only received a report regarding the incident three days ago. “There was no report at all before that. When we confirmed the matter with the Nduga regent, he even claimed he hadn’t received the report,” said Giay.
Nduga Health Office head Mesak Kogoya said that the majority of the deceased in the Mbuwa and Bumul Liama districts in Nduga were children below the age of two. -