Semeru Survivors Show Symptoms of Mild Pain

On Sunday afternoon, Heri Setiawan, a member of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Surabaya, reported that many survivors experienced symptoms of fatigue such as nausea, fever, and shortness of breath.

HMS team
ACT’s Humanity Medical Services team conducts a health assessment to the victims of the eruption of Mount Semeru at Nurul Huda Mosque, Kamarkanjang. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, LUMAJANG – Limited supplies of food, clean water, blankets, and vitamins made survivors of the Mount Semeru eruption vulnerable to disease. On Sunday (12/5/2021), Humanity Medical Services Team of Aksi Cepat Tanggap conducted a health assessment for the survivors at Nurul Huda Mosque, Kamarkanjang, Candipuro District, and residents' houses.

On Sunday afternoon, Heri Setiawan, a member of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Surabaya, reported that many survivors experienced symptoms of fatigue such as nausea, fever, and shortness of breath.

“We conducted health assessments for 500 survivors, including toddlers, teenagers, adults, and the elderly. Insha Allah, the doctors, and nurses from Humanity Medical Services team will continue to monitor the health conditions of the survivors. We have prepared medicines, vitamins, masks, oxygen cylinders, and an ambulance. We ask for prayers and support from all benefactors for the safety of the survivors and the team on duty," added Heri.

The National Disaster Management Agency reported that the disaster caused 13 casualties, and 41 people suffered burns.[]