|Social Service with CURA|
|Written by Stephanus|
|Monday, 09 July 2012|
One of the concerns in Jakarta that frequently becomes the centre of attention is the ever-changing health of some citizens. As a metropolitan city, Jakarta still has a high amount of slums and overcrowded settlements. Aside from the bad sanitation, poverty blocks the slum residents from a proper health care.
HOPE Worldwide Indonesia came with helping hands to conduct a free health care for residents in Kali Baru, North Jakarta. Kali Baru is filled with residents whose health is below the common standard.
This social service, held in Karang Taruna on June 11, was a bit different compared to the previous services. Besides involving residents from local partner frameworks, HOPE was assisted by eight medical students from Creighton Medical United In Relief Assistance (CURA) USA and six local doctors.
One day before the social service
begun, the volunteers distributed 300 coupons for free health care. They were
previously trained by HOPE to help with registration, weight monitoring, and
heart rate and blood pressure measurements.
In pursuit of a thorough service altogether, a sub medical group led by Mrs. Sri provided a planned family (KB) plans for the residents.
All the work garnered positive responses and warm regards from the residents and the local government. The chief of the nearby district-level public healthcare centre (Puskesmas), Dr. Lesti Harni, and supervising officer Suryanto, attended the social service for support. They hope that in the future, HOPE continues to serve the residents together with the Puskesmas.
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