UP2KP: Health service in Tolikara is very alarming

Ilustration Photograph of the Head of Tolikara Health Office Yusak Totok and staffs – Toliara Health Office doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Human Resource (HR) Survey Team for Health Development Unit of Papua (UP2KP) who came to Tolikara District some time ago said that health service in the region is very disappointing. In fact, the Chief Medical Officer was never in the duty.

This was said by the Chairman of the Human Resource Health Survey Team in Tolikara District, Kamilius Logo, who told reporters in Jayapura on May 30.

“The conditions that we found in the field were head of the department and his staff never in office, therefore we asked the local government to go down to conduct direct monitoring,” he said.

Kamilius Logo added, with the absence of the Head of Health Office in duty, basic services in every Health Centre (Puskesman) have been constrained and not running properly.

“We also found some heads of Puskesmas who came to the DHO office to claim their rights for not been paid for a year or so, this kind of problem will result in disruption of basic services in Puskesmas,” he said.

Head of Anawi Puskesmas, Anawi, Tolikara District Yoel Enembere when confirmed from Jayapura claimed to only see the Head of Health Service when inaugurated.

“I only see him when he was sworn in as Chief Medical Officer, the rest of this year he was never seen in the office,” he said.(*)