Thursday, March 30, 2017

In 7 years, 64 people died as a result Koroway no health care




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In 7 years, 64 people died as a result Koroway no health care
Rabu, 29 Maret 2017
| News Portal Papua No. 1,


Korowai care student demonstration in front of the Provincial Health Department of Papua, Jayapura, on Wednesday (29/03/2017) - Jubi / Benny Mawel


Jayapura, Jubi - Movement of the students in the Health Care Team Rimba Papua say 64 people Koroway in Seradala district, Yahukimo had died because of the lack of adequate health care.

"They died as a result there is no health care in the period 2011-2017 in the village of Sift, Brukmakot and Woma," said Soleman Itlay secretary Rimba Papua Health Care Team in a speech when a student demonstration in front of the Provincial Health Department of Papua, Jayapura, on Wednesday (03/29/2017).

He said, the number of 64 people that comprised 18 women, 46 men. With details of 2 infants, toddlers 5 people, 1 children, five teenagers and 51 adults.

"This amount does not include any other village or hamlet or Koroway as a whole," said the man from Baliem, this Jayawijaya district.

Akobiarik Yan, chairman of the Remote Area Community Humanitarian Care (KOPKEDAT) Papua said record Koroway death rates is not easy. Due to geographical condition was very heavy region.

"The area is forest. We can not move faster than the best use, "he said seriously. Therefore, it focused on Seradala district since KOPKEDAT in shape and into Seradala in 2015 and then

Doctors Silvanus Sumule, Secretary of the Papua Provincial Health Department, said the agency could not confirm the death rate of people Koroway. Because, reports from district health office that oversees the region Koroway not provide detailed data.

"There was a report but did not mention Koroway. They call the district alone, "he said after receiving the student demonstrators Rimba Papua Health Care in the yard office in King City, the city of Jayapura.

He said, although there are no data in detail, it is never silent for health services in Papua. Department continues to make efforts toward health care of citizens in Papua.

"In 2015 we started to form Task Force Bare Feet. We recruit personnel to reach areas that are not affordable, "he said

For a specific response to the health services in Koroway, said Sumule, in the month of April will be a team. The team will immediately get down to Koroway region with a number of priority programs.

"Because we are the difficulties of doctors, we train nurses and midwives do a simple treatment although it was within the rules should not be," he said.

He said, it will also build coordination with the district and build cooperation with all parties. Cooperation with churches and students who have a concern for the Koroway.

"We can not settle the problem Koroway own. We need cooperation, "please Sumule. (*)
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