Central Maluku Earthquake Survivors Receive Health Services

After the earthquake last Wednesday (6/16/2021), until now, many residents in Central Maluku are still staying in evacuation tents. Their health is required to be checked.

The ACT-MRI Medical Team checks the health condition of the Central Maluku earthquake survivors.
The ACT-MRI Medical Team checks the health condition of the Central Maluku earthquake survivors. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, CENTRAL MALUKU – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) together with Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) in Maluku opened a health service post for Central Maluku earthquake survivors in Tehoru District, Thursday (6/24/2021). This free health service post is a form of concern for the survivors who are still experiencing fear and injuries. Even some residents are still staying at the evacuation tents since the earthquake a week ago on Wednesday (6/16/2021).

“This health service is provided to survivors who are still afraid after the recent earthquake. Some of them are still staying in evacuation tents which are scattered in the highlands. This health service is to ensure that their condition remains healthy,” said Muhamad Iqbal Kumkelo from the ACT Maluku team.

The health services not only checked the survivors’ health condition but also provided medicines and vitamins for them. This action was manned by eight medical personnel. In the future, similar services will be held to ensure the health condition of the survivors. According to the examination results last Thursday, it was found that on average, fever and itching were the most complained by the survivors due to the lack of hygiene.

La Ode, one of the survivors of the Central Maluku earthquake in Waiputi Village, really appreciated the health services and medicine distribution. She admitted that since the earthquake occurred and he was evacuated, there were only health check facilities without being given medicine.

"Thank you ACT and MRI teams to care for us in the evacuation tents," she said.[]