Saturday, September 19, 2015

1) Respiratory Infections, TB Remain Problems in Papua

2) Letter to Tanya Plibersek MP 

3) Patients Complain of Lack of Chemotherapy Drugs at Dok II Hospital

4) House lauds Jokowi for peaceful solution of hostage crisis


1) Respiratory Infections, TB Remain Problems in Papua

Jayapura, Jubi – Most of patients who visited the Abepura hospital in the first half of this year suffered from malaria and respiratory problems, a hospital official said.
The number of patients who visited the hospital on an outpatient basis from January to May 2015 was at 28,718, said the head of the Medical Records and Information subdivision at Abepura hospital, Sumarti on this week.
As many as 3,587 patients are covered by the National Health Insurance managed by the Social Security Organizing Body (BPJS) while 3,028 were patients not covered by BPJS.
The vast majority were patients Regional Health Insurance / Health Papua cards amounted to 22,103.
“Most of patients suffer from Respiratory Infections (ARI) and Tuberculosis,” Sumarti said.
She added, while the other diseases are like bone motion, pharyngitis, symptoms of muscle pain, Osthearthanitis, acute gastroenteritis , other body regions Injury, and hypertension.
Especially for hospitalized patients from January to March 2015 amounted to 2,446. There are 544 BPJS patients, 274 private patients and 1,628 patients of Papua Health Card. “Malaria still dominates awith 211 hospitalized patients, followed by acute gastroenteritis (GEA) with 108 patients.
Separately, head of sub division of Nursing, Daniel Rumaropen said specialized field of nursing in terms of quality, human resources have been very adequately prepared. However, when the VIP room is used, will definitely attract nurses from other units and it is certainly disturbing work system. ” The hospital needs more medical officers as there are rooms that sometimes have no nurses including the VIP room, “he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Tina)

2) Letter to Tanya Plibersek MP 
Australian Labor Party — Townsville Branch
PO Box 911, Townsville QLD 4810
7th September 2015
The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition and
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
Townsville Laböi

The Townsville Branch of the Australian Labor Party at our Branch Meeting on the 7th September 2015 resolved our support for the Free West Papua moment in West Papua.
The Townsville Branch asks that the Federal Shadow Minister Hon Tanya Plibersek MP calls upon the Indonesian Government to take steps towards recognizing the culturally and ethnically Unique people of West Papua.
To recognize that the people of West Papua (which became part of Indonesia in 1969 after the so called Act of Free Choice vote), has a desire and moral right to become
independent from Indonesia and allowed self-governance of their first nations peoples.
The Townsville Branch calls upon the next Australian Labor Party National Conference to adopt a policy of support to the people of West Papua and their desire for Independence.

Thelma Richards
Townsville Branch 
Australian Labor Party.

3) Patients Complain of Lack of Chemotherapy Drugs at Dok II Hospital
Jayapura, Jubi – Cancer patients at General Hospital (Hospital) Dok II Jayapura, Papua, are in jitters after reports that one fellow patient  died due to a lack of chemotherapy drugs.
A chemotherapy patient, Esye Kurubuy, a resident of dok IX, Jayapura, on this week, said that she has not received chemotherapy services because drug stocks ran out.
She said her chemotherapy session had been postponed twice  – on August 8 and September 8.
“I have waiting for more than a week, but there was no treatment. There are also other people who face same experience. In fact, we heard there was a patient from the operating room who died due to waiting for the drugs. It makes us worried with the services of the hospital,” she said.
Up to now, we have not received any information yet and are still waiting for it.
“So we are chemotherapy patients, we are very dissatisfied with the existing services in the hospital. The phase 1,2 and 3 chemotherapy treatments must be in accordance with the schedule, “she explained.
It also expressed by other patients from Pirime District, Lanny Jaya regency, Lince Wenda stated during these days she has not received chemotherapy services due to run out of drugs.
“The nurse said there is no drugs so we hope Papua Legislative Council to deal with the hospital to solve this problem, “she said.
The same place, Marhani which is also one of the patients revealed that it was not just the three of them who is in chemotherapy patients, since there are several other women who are also waiting for service as a result of running out of medication.
“Actually, there are many chemotherapy patients but we are invited to meet the director,” said the veiled woman.
Chemotherapy is one of the efforts to kill the cancer cells by interfering with the function of cell reproduction. And Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment method by providing a substance or drug that works and have properties to kill cancer cells. (Munir/ Tina)

4) House lauds Jokowi for peaceful solution of hostage crisis

Jumat, 18 September 2015 16:51 WIB | 886 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA Newsa) - House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Setya Novanto lauded President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) for coordinating with Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter ONeil until the Indonesian nationals Sudirman and Badar being held hostage were freed.

"I really laud the swift action taken by President Jokowi, who made a direct call to ONeil to seek assistance for the release of the two Indonesian citizens," Novanto stated here on Friday.

The two Indonesian civilians, who were abducted by a group of gunmen last Friday in Keerom district, Papua province, and moved to Vanimo in PNG, were reported to have been freed following a successful special operation.

Cenderawasi Military Commander Major General Hinsa Siburian confirmed in Jayapura on Friday that the two hostages have been freed by the PNG army.

"Yes, the army of PNG succeeded in freeing the two hostages, and now, they are in the Sandaun provincial city of Vanimo," Siburian noted, adding that the two released hostages are now in good condition.

The DPR speaker also praised the Indonesian Military and Police who were proactive and eager to resolve the hostage drama by deploying a special rescue squad at the border between Indonesia and PNG.

Novanto affirmed that the quick response shown by the Government of PNG should certainly be reciprocated by the Government of Indonesia by boosting bilateral relations between the two countries, both in the security and defense sector, as well as economy and tourism among others.(*)

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