ACT Medical Team Visits Isolated Village in Bogor

ACT deploys its medical team as a part of ACT's relentless efforts to assist the flood and landslide victims in Sukajaya Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, on Sunday (1/5).

ACT's Ambulance reached Gunung Koneng Village, the last location to be able to be traversed by four-wheeled vehicles. The team then continued their journey on foot to Jayaraharja Village that is located 2 kilometer away. (ACTNews/Eko Ramdani)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY - A number of residents in Sukajaya Subistrict, Bogor Regency, are still isolated due to landslides that struck on Wednesday (1/1). The main road to the Subdistrict is covered by the debris of 100-meter-long in Sukaraksa Village of Cigudeg Subdistrict. As a result, the food supply and health services to and from Sukajaya was blocked.

As a part of ACT’s efforts to alleviate the hardship of Sukajaya Residents, on Sunday (5/1), ACT sent a medical team to provide medical services to the locals. Although the terrain was quite difficult, ACT Medical Team strived to reach Jayaraharja Village in Sukajaya District, where hundreds of people were isolated because the road access from the villages of Gunung Koneng and Harkat Jaya was blocked after the flooding caused by the overflow of the Cibarengkok River.

Hakim, the Coordinator of the ACT Regional Flood and Landslide Disaster Post in Cigudeg said, Jayaraharja Village could be reached in less than 1 hour using a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. The team then continued their journey on foot for approximately 45 minutes from Gunung Koneng Village. Their journey was hampered by the debris that was still filling the road.

"For now, we are trying to bring an ambulance and a medical team while carrying food packages. The ambulance by a 4WD vehicle. But, the vehicle could not reach the location because the road cannot be traversed by two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles," explained Hakim.

ACT Medical Team provided medical service in Jayaraharja Village, Sukajaya. This village could only be reached on foot because the access was cut off after the landslide. (ACTNews / Eko Ramdani)

In Jayaraharja Village, hundreds of residents lined up to get free medical service. It was the first medical service to be held in the village because. Sella Eka Yulia Putri from ACT Medical Team said that, in general, the conditions of residents in Jayaraharja Village were quite good. They only experienced trauma due to the disaster. There were also residents who experienced Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and unsanitary living condition.

"Amidst the threatening disaster and the rainy season, the residents are advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle by maintaining their hygiene," said Sella.

The electricity in Jayaraharja Village was available intermittently due to the landslides. Every night, the local residents only rely on lighting from candles. Besides basic foodstuffs, the local residents are also in urgent need of candles and torches. []