Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta early this morning at 23:30 to have a terrible eruption of up to 20 km from the mountain safely trim (Friday, 5 / 11).
To this day the eruption of Mount Merapi is still not stable and still continue to occur. Trim conditions that are still in the stage of ‘alert’ to make people have to survive in refugee camps. Therefore, the health conditions in refugee camps should be a concern.
“Currently, the medical team who joined the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Care PAPDI Merapi Relief is providing health services at several locations eruption of Mount Merapi evacuation, among others in Wukirsari, Purwobinagun, Umbulharjo, Blimbingkulon, Magelang and several other locations in Magelang,” explained Dr H. Ari Sham-KGEH Fahrial SpPD, MMB, Head of Advocacy PAPDI PB on Thursday (11/05/2010).
According to Dr Ari, the general condition of the refugees are still in good health. The cases found in the field generally cough runny nose, diarrhea, itching, muscle pain and stiffness.
“Medical teams in the field is also quite a lot considering evacuation location that is accessible, but of course that must concern was the health problem Surrounding refugee camps.,” Says Dr.
Ari is also Coordinator of Student and Alumni FKUI-RSCM. Today’s most refugee camps Winners especially at night. Another problem is the Privy Wash Bath (MCK) is inadequate, not to mention the cleanliness of the refugee camps that lack of attention.
“Factors like unhealthy environments cause the condition of refugees will be susceptible to infection and disease,” said Dr. Ari. In addition, according to Dr. Ari, the situation around Merapi, which is still influenced by the rain of dust will cause eye irritation and conjunctivitis, and respiratory irritation in the respiratory tract, upper respiratory infections and pneumonia.
“Therefore, should take steps to reduce the suffering of the refugees and to reduce the negative impact caused by conditions that decrease the immune system and adequate conditions of evacuation,” he said. Dr.
Ari describes several efforts that must be considered in the environmental refugees of Merapi as follows:
1.The refugees should have enough food and drinks while in camps. Soup kitchens are available always get a supply of food and adequate clean water to enter and drink.
2.try the food consumed in fresh condition.
3.Try to create the conditions in refugee camps as comfortable as possible. There are sufficient beds and blankets for the refugees, especially the body of parents and children are protected from the wind, especially at night.
4.environmental cleanliness is always maintained with the availability of refuge bins around refugee camps.
5.Adequate toilet facilities with adequate water supply will also be the availability of soap and other toiletries.
6.Each of refugees, especially children and parents were given supplements containing multivitamins and minerals to remember the limitations of food and beverages with a complete nutrition that can be consumed every day.
7.Need to share a special eye drops, allergy medication and cough syrup and antibiotics stone for children.
8.For the kids need to try to do the healing of trauma to the procurement of textbooks, children’s toys and play groups for children.
9.For elderly patients the need for activities such as embroidery equipment, teaching activities together and others who make their parents are always thinking.
10.Art events around the community were also present periodically favorite trying to overcome the saturation and reduce the suffering of the refugees.
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