Earthquake at West Nusa Tenggara

Hospitals spread across the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) region were damaged. Until now, hospitals in the North Lombok region were still under surveillance, because they were worried about aftershocks.

Aligned Yonkes 2 Kostrad (Health Battalion 2 / Yudha Bhakti Husada) and Yonkes 1 Marine (1st Health Battalion / Marines) deployed 182 personnel to establish field hospitals to help evacuate victims in the North Lombok region.

"They will make field hospitals, so patients will be treated in field hospitals including outpatient services," said Achmad Yurianto, Head of the Center for Health Crisis Management at the Indonesian Ministry of Health"For the time being we are trying to get the field hospital as close as possible to Tanjung Hospital, and if possible, it will be held in the RSUD yard," he added.

Until now, based on data from the Ministry of Health's Health Crisis Center, there were 200 patients who suffered severe injuries and hospitalizations in the NTB region.

Health support from Kesdam IX Udayana (health development education) will also help distribute logistics and evacuate from the points of North Lombok and East Lombok to Mataram City.

"All logistics has been prepared by the Ministry of Health," Achmad concluded.

Other health services were also supported by KRI Soeharso and the Ship of Ksatria Airlangga Hospital (auxiliary hospital for ship types), in order to assist health distribution for earthquake victims in the NTB region.

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