ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA – For three weeks, Ici’s left foot has been wrapped in thick bandages, making her difficult to walk. The lady who lives in Kampung Pesantren, Sukamahi Village, Sukaratu Sub-District, Tasikmalaya Regency can only lay down on her bed every day.
Three weeks ago, Ici’s left foot was infected after she was bitten by a venomous animal in her garden. She went to the village orderly for treatments, but there was no improvement. The pain even spread to other parts of her leg.
The 71-year-old woman can’t get her wound treated in the hospital because she can’t afford it and she has no BPJS insurance. She relies solely on the village orderly for medical treatments.
She used to live off money sent by her son who worked in Jakarta. Unfortunately, her son passed away in 2018. Ici now lives alone in a 4-by-5-meter bamboo hut.
On Monday (2/18), Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team visited Ici’s abode in Sukamahi Village. Ici laid weakly as her wound began to fester. The village orderly can no longer help her and referred her to the hospital.
Fauzi of ACT Tasikmalaya Mobile Social Rescue team said that the wound on Ici’s leg has worsened due to lack of proper medical treatment. “The wound is festering. Immediate medical actions are needed,” explained Fauzi, Tuesday (2/19).
ACT plans to visit Ici’s house again this week to give medical assistance. Food packages will also be given to Ici who now lives alone in her old age.