Indonesia: MSF continues medical services for tsunami victims; goes to 15 remote villages without access to healthcare
12-31 | With MSF’s support, the Labuan and Carita health centres continue their medical services. The MSF medical team has been providing case management, infection prevention and hygiene management, inventory and other needs assessments in the health centres. This has been greatly valued support and important to the continuation of care for patients.
12-31 | As told to Cici Riesmasari, MSF Communications Officer “I was taking a bath when the tsunami hit. The weather was too humid for me,” Elis, a 30-year-old mother who is also 7 months pregnant, narrated. Elis and her family were at home when the tsunami hit the coast of Sunda Strait on that fateful day of 22 December 2018. Their home was located on the shorelines of Laba Kampong, Cigondang Village, Labuan Sub district.
12-30 | The MSF team is currently on day 7 of its provision of medical support to the health centres in Labuan and Carita — which are among the most affected areas by the tsunami that hit Sunda Strait in Indonesia — as well as its operation of a mobile clinic, and conduct of medical follow-ups among internally displaced peoples’ (IDPs) shelters and communities.
12-26 | According to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) as of 25 December, 14:00 hrs, a total of 16,082 people have now been displaced in the five districts affected by the tsunami – Pandeglang and Serang in Banten Province, and Lampung Selatan, Tanggamus, and Pesawaran in Lampung Province. There are now 429 deaths; 1,485 persons injured; and 154 persons missing.
12-24 | As of 24 December, 7:00 Western Indonesian Time, the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Command Post reported 281 deaths, 1,016 injured, 57 missing and 11,687 people displaced.