Health Service in Intan Jaya Disappointing

Airstrip at District Bugalaga, Intan Jaya Regency -
Airstrip at District Bugalaga, Intan Jaya Regency –

Jayapura, Jubi – Many residents in Intan Jaya were disappointed with poor health care service at public clinics.

Locals said they did not receive appropriate services in a timely manner and had to put up with long lines.

Facilities are poor and there are too few health workers, they said.
“Because there’s a shortage of facilities and medical personnel in Intan Jaya, many patients who come and go home disappointed because queuing up long, “chairman of Intan Jaya Student Association, Melianus Duwitau said in Abepura, Jayapura on Tuesday (06/10/2015).

He further said patients are then referred to outside Intan Jaya like Timika and Nabire and use their own money. Yet, for patients who are unable, finally treated in Intan Jaya.

Yanuarius Lagowan, General Secretary of Central Mountain Student Association in Indonesia said the condition of health care in the regency is very worrying.

He said he hoped the government will give serious attention to this case. (Mawel Benny/Tina)