MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, CIANJUR – Muhammadiyah has provided health services as an emergency response to the Cianjur earthquake. By Monday (28/11), this organization deployed medical teams from eleven Muhammadiyah hospitals, the Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) of four areas, and one medical faculty of a Muhammadiyah university.
The eleven hospitals were RS Islam Jakarta (RSIJ) Pondok Kopi, RSIJ Sukapura, RSIJ Cempaka Putih, RS Muhammadiyah Rodliyah Achid Moga Pemalang, RS Muhammadiyah Mardhotillah Pemalang, RS Muhammadiyah Bandung, RS PKU Muhammadiyah Gamping Sleman, RS PKU Muhammadiyah Wonosobo, RSU Muhammadiyah Metro Lampung, RS PKU Muhammadiyah Bantul, dan RS PKU Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
Meanwhile, the MDMC were from East Java, Banten, Bandung, and Sumedang, and the university was Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ).
The total of 49 medical team personnel consisted of 14 physicians, 20 nurses, three midwives, four pharmacists, five medical staff, three medical logistics, six UMJ medical students, and two students of the Department of Nutrition of the UMJ.
The coordinator of Muhammadiyah medical services for the Cianjur earthquake, dr. Iin Inayah, from RSIJ Pondok Kopi, said that there were ten health service points spread in the villages of Ciherang, Sarampad, Nagrog Cigrass, Nyalindung, and Wangun Jaya in Cugenang District, being the most earthquake-affected areas.
“We always coordinate with related parties such as the Heath Center of the Ministry of Health, the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, the Cianjur District Health Office, and health centers in service areas,” said Iin.
“Most of them suffered Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI), hypertension, headaches, and digestive disorders,” mentioned Iin.
Besides, the Muhammadiyah health team also provided pregnancy check-ups.
“We provided medical check-ups for 39 pregnant women by checking their blood pressure and gave them tablets of iron (Fe) and calcium (Ca),” she said.
The medical team also promoted a healthy and clean lifestyle and sexually transmitted disease prevention.
In addition, Muhammadiyah deployed an orthopedist of RS PKU Gamping dr. Meiky Fredianto. “dr. Meiky has performed fracture surgery for four days at RS Bhayangkarta,” Iin said.
According to Iin, one of the threats to providing health services was access to the health service point because of many landslides.
Indeed, the MDMC and the Majlis of Public Health (MPKU) were in charge of Muhammadiyah hospitals to help to provide health services.