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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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Jayapura indigenous school pays attention to children’s rights

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Children in the Indigenous School learn how to carve. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Director of Indigenous School of Jayapura District Origen Monim stated that he would pay attention to the rights of children studying at his school as it stands in an area declared as a child-friendly village.

“We have a guide about what indicator of a child-friendly village is, which was given by the Head of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office. So it would be our concern,” said Monim in Sentani on Tuesday (09/11/2018).

He further explained that the indigenous school runs their activities every day, from 14:00 to 16:30 Papua time, and a speedboat provided to pick up students to school.

“So far we operate independently. In the future, we would also try to provide snacks or additional food for children in Khandei class, namely for those aged 8-13 years,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office of Jayapura District, Maria Bano confirmed on the guide of the child-friendly village that already implemented in the Indigenous School of Jayapura District.

“Children from formal school continue their learning activities there, in the indigenous school, which encourage children playing and having fun with their friends. Because at their age, children need to observe their environment and people around them,” said Bano. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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USTJ students held a protest to refuse the police entering the campus. -Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.

He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)

As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).

Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.

Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.

The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Non-Papuans dominate IPDN recruitment in Papua

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Illustration of IPDN Students in Papua. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The selection process of IPDN students in Papua Province for intake 2018/2019 is considered discrimination against indigenous Papuans due to the domination of non-Papuans. It’s definitely against the Special Autonomy Law of Papua.

A humanitarian activist Natalius Pigai said this is discrimination. “Only four out of seventy cadets are Papuans. It means 90% of new IPDN students are non-natives. I am offended, and for this, I completely criticise Jokowi and the Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo,” Pigai told Jubi by phone on Saturday,(08/31/2018).

According to Pigai, who was the former member of the National Human Rights Commission, a distribution of power to accommodate the children of a nation as the agents of change is a strength of this country. It would grow their sense of belonging towards this country.

Separately, Marinus Yaung, a lecturer on International Relations of the University of Cenderawasih, maintained he doubts the competence of IPDN graduates compared to his students from the variety of department of studies including Government Science, Administration Science, State Administration, Anthropology, Social Welfare and International Relations.

According to him, the alumni of the University of Cenderawasih have been shown more qualified and ready to work in all districts in Papua Province rather than the IPDN alumni.

“Our alumni are better and highly competent of serving in the bureaucracy as echelon III or IV in the district government,” said Yaung. (*)

 

Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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