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Dok II Hospital Shrugs off Doctors’ Resignation

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General Hospital (Hospital) Dok II Jayapura - Jubi

General Hospital (Hospital) Dok II Jayapura – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – A number of specialists reportedly resigned from Public Hospital Dok II Jayapura, citing inadequate medical equipment and ficilities, but health authorities brushed aside the resignation as normal.

“It is normal if those specialists resigned. And this is not the first time. It occurred the previous years,” Acting Director of Papua Health Acceleration Unit (UP2KP) Agus Raprap said on last week.
He said the reason behind the resignation is because the national referral hospital has inadequate equipment. “How could they apply their knowledge and skills as specialists if the equipment to support their work does not exist?” he said.
For example, he referred to a specialist Doctor Alban Dien who resigned because of poor equipment to support his work.
 “In 2014, there is Doctor William who was the only specialist for tumor surgery. He founded many tumor cases in Papua, but he couldn’t do any medical treatment. Even during he was in the Hospital Dol II, he often conducted the surgeries in Biak (Regency), because the Public Hospital Biak has the equipment to support his work. It’s kind of weird, that the regional hospital has the equipment while the provincial hospital doesn’t have it,” he said.
In 2016, Doctor Tigor Letsoin who’s a neurologist with specialization of vascular surgeon once proposed the procurement of medical equipment to support the diagnose and medical treatment of patient but it have been never materialized until he was resigned.
“If it’s happened, who’d be lost? Papuan People. Related to the cost, it would surely increase, because the medical treatment that actually could be handled in Papua should be done in other regions because the hospital does not have the accomplished equipment,” he said.
 Therefore, he appealed to the policy makers including the Regional Planning and Development Agency and Regional Finance Agency of Papua Province to not delete the required items submitted by hospital.
“Do not delete the hospital’s proposal. I am sure that Papua Governor doesn’t know about this. It has decided by financial policy maker. I ever checked that the hospital actually has proposed but it never been followed up by financial policy maker,” he said.
In separated place, the Head of Health Office of Papua Province, drg. Aloysius Giay told Jubi at his office that the office is currently proposing the procurement of medical equipment at the Public Hospital Dok II, Jayapura.
“I have talked with the Director of Hospital Dok II, and have presented the hospital’s requirement to the governor. I hope the medical equipment for the hospital could be procured soon,” he said. (Roy Ratumakin)

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Strengthening the soul of leadership, AWWEGIPBY held a debate event

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A student answering questions from the host. – Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – The Student Association of Apahapsili, Welarek, Werenggik- Elelim-Silika, Pagai dan Benawa (HMP-AWWEGIPBY) recently held a debate event in Jayapura to promote the leadership among students.

Both junior and senior students from second and eighth semester participated in the event which held on Wednesday (6/6/2018) with a theme ‘Student Eligibility Test in Leading Organisation’.

“We examined their understanding about the organisation through a debate,” said Zan Faluk, the Chairman of AWWEGIPBY.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Commission C of Yalimo House of Representatives Alexander Walilo, who attended the event as a panellist, said he gave his support and appreciated this event because he thought it contributes to the development of Yalimo future leaders.

“All the time, the students only watched the debate of governor or regent candidates on television. Now they took a good initiative to carry out the debate,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Literacy learning at the University of Cenderawasih

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Elementary school children when visiting a literacy stall in the auditorium of Uncen- Jubi/David Sobolim

Jayapura, Jubi – To introduce the importance of literacy to pupils and college students in Papua, Yayasan Nusantara Sejati in cooperation with the Australian Government, UNICEF Papua and Papua Provincial Education Office and Jayapura Regional Education Office open a literacy stall in a parking lot of the auditorium of the University of Cenderawasih (Uncen) Abepura.

Arlenia Sitepesi, the Chairman Committee of Yayasan Nusantara Sejati, told Jubi on Thursday (7/6/2018) that the exhibition involved twenty schools and five replication schools from the city and district of Jayapura.

“We invite the nearby schools, such as from Abepura, Kotaraja and surrounding areas to participate in the various competitions held.”

The Secretary of Papua Provincial Education Office Protasius Lobya said this literacy program has gained a national recognation and would apply throughout of Indonesia.

Therefore, Papua should be proud of it. “We must support the Papuan context in literacy because it has included in the Special Regulation No. 3 and the Papua Governor’s Regulation No. 23. Budget on education in Papua is very high, so we should support it.” (*)

Reporter: David Sobolim

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papua’s legislator: Free from rubella and measles shouldn’t be a media campaign only

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Vice-Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau. – Jubi/Arjuna Pademme

Jayapura, Jubi – The Vice Chairwoman of the Commission V of the Papua House of Representative for Health and Education Maria Duwitau warned the provincial government not set a goal for Papuan children to be free from rubella and measles only on media.

She further said it is difficult to actualise this goal if the access to health services including the regular immunisation program has not been optimal since it has not reached remote areas yet.

“There is a query that should be answered immediately before the government’s commitment to free a million of children from the threat of rubella and measles,” said Duwitau on Thursday (7/6/2018).

Furthermore, she said if the Papua Provincial Government really committed to this goal, they should optimise the health services including the regular immunisation program by developing the local health facilities.

Meanwhile, the Head of Papua’s Health Office Aloysius Giyai admitted that this province still has a problem with the regular immunisation program. The participation rate is below 80 per cent in most districts, which is under the national target.

“Even in some districts with high participation rate, the Universal Child Immunisation (UCI) rate is also below 80 per cent,” said Giyai. (*)

Reporter: Arjuna Pademme

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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