Respiratory Infections, TB Remain Problems in Papua

Abepura Hospital - Jubi
Abepura Hospital – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Most of patients who visited the Abepura hospital in the first half of this year suffered from malaria and respiratory problems, a hospital official said.

The number of patients who visited the hospital on an outpatient basis from January to May 2015 was at 28,718, said the head of the Medical Records and Information subdivision at Abepura hospital, Sumarti on this week.

As many as 3,587 patients are covered by the National Health Insurance managed by the Social Security Organizing Body (BPJS) while 3,028 were patients not covered by BPJS.

The vast majority were patients Regional Health Insurance / Health Papua cards amounted to 22,103.
“Most of patients suffer from Respiratory Infections (ARI) and Tuberculosis,” Sumarti said.

She added, while the other diseases are like bone motion, pharyngitis, symptoms of muscle pain, Osthearthanitis, acute gastroenteritis , other body regions Injury, and hypertension.

Especially for hospitalized patients from January to March 2015 amounted to 2,446. There are 544 BPJS patients, 274 private patients and 1,628 patients of Papua Health Card. “Malaria still dominates awith 211 hospitalized patients, followed by acute gastroenteritis (GEA) with 108 patients.

Separately, head of sub division of Nursing, Daniel Rumaropen said specialized field of nursing in terms of quality, human resources have been very adequately prepared. However, when the VIP room is used, will definitely attract nurses from other units and it is certainly disturbing work system. ” The hospital needs more medical officers as there are rooms that sometimes have no nurses including the VIP room, “he said. (Roy Ratumakin/Tina)