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Health department: 'Postpone Umrah pilgrimage over MERS' West Sumatra Health Department issued an advice to postpone Umra pilgrimage for people above 60 years and those who are not in good health, following the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus outbreak.

Posted in Health @ 12 May 2014 19:40 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Three MERS-CoV suspects identified in Pekanbaru Three people have been suspected of being infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus (MERS-CoV), now under medical treatment in this Riau capital city.

Posted in Health @ 07 May 2014 11:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Official: '250 hospitals ready to develop traditional treatment' Some 250 hospitals in Indonesia are preparing to introduce traditional and herbal treatments as an alternative to modern medical therapies, a Health Ministry official said.

Posted in Health @ 12 April 2014 17:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Victims due to haze to receive compensation The Ministry of Social Affairs will provide compensation for a haze victim who died in Riau province, according to National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Syamsul Maarif. "The amount of the compensation will be decided later, after holding coordination discussions with the local government," the BNPB chairman said here on Thursday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 07 March 2014 09:35 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Jayapura district to be free of malaria by 2026 The Jayapura district administration is committed to eliminating malaria in three phases, as part of the "Malaria-Free Jayapura District 2026" program. The first phase is the malaria control intensification program (2010-2016), the Head of Jayapura District Mathius Awoitauw said here on Saturday.

Posted in Health @ 01 March 2014 16:23 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


32 people treated at Bantul hospital due to Kelud eruption Thirty-two people have received treatment at the PKU Muhammadiyah hospital in Bantul, Yogyakarta, due to the ill effects of the Mount Kelud eruption in East Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 16:58 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ombudsman: 'Doctors strike might harm public`s rights' An Indonesian ombudsman has asked the doctors association not to stage another strike or rally as it might harm the public rights of receiving medical treatment. The doctors association and the government must immediately evaluate the medical care standard procedure in various regions as a valid regulation instrument, Hendra Nurtjahjo, the Ombudsman of the prevention division, said on Thursday.

Posted in General @ 28 November 2013 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Dumai airport cancels two flights due to haze Dumai city`s airport in Riau province cancels two flights here on Wednesday due to thick haze from the forest fire that hit the area, the airport management`s spokesman, Catur Hargowo, said.

Posted in Forest fires @ 19 June 2013 12:19 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Haze from forest fire affects respiratory health Haze from forest fire in Sumatra has increased the number of respiratory problem cases in Dumai, Riau Province, over the past few weeks, a local office said. In the early June 2013, the number of respiratory problems was 351 cases and increased to 393 cases now, Marjoko Santoso, the head of the Dumai health office, said here on Monday.

Posted in Forest fires @ 17 June 2013 18:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Pres. Yudhoyono to inaugurate hospital for workers in August President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to inaugurate Hospital for Workers in August 2013, according to State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan.

Posted in General @ 03 June 2013 18:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Lippo Group to set up 12 hospitals in eastern regions Lippo Group plans to set up around 12 hospitals in eastern regions next year, its president, Theo L Sambuaga said. "Around 12 hospitals will be built in the future including general hospitals in several eastern regions such as Ambon, Palu, Sorong, Ternate and Kupang," he said at the Grand Opening of Siloam Hospital here on Wednesday.

Posted in Health @ 17 April 2013 20:37 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight passengers still treated in hospitals Eight passengers of a Lion Air jet that crashed upon landing at Bali`s Ngurah Rai airport on Saturday are still being treated at several hospitals on the island.

Posted in Accidents @ 14 April 2013 14:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven people die of dengue fever in Semarang At least seven people were reported to have died of dengue fever during the first three months of 2013 in Semarang, Central Java.

Posted in Health @ 04 April 2013 13:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Hospitals urged to not reject emergency patients Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi has called on all hospitals in Indonesia to not turn away patients arriving in a critical condition.

Posted in Health @ 07 November 2012 16:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


New tool to keep Indonesia one step ahead of disaster To help communities better prepare for floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, a new hazard impact modelling tool, the Indonesia scenario assessment for emergencies (InaSAFE), was launched Wednesday, according to the Australian Embassy here in its official web site on Wednesday.

Posted in General @ 24 October 2012 21:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Malaysia`s Medical Center opens branches in Indonesia Malaysia`s Mahkota Medical Center (MMC) has opened 16 branches in Indonesia in an effort to provide cheap medical services for Indonesian patients, its executive said.

Posted in Health @ 14 October 2012 15:29 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Regional governments urged to issue smoking ban Provincial governors, district heads and city mayors in Indonesia have been urged to issue regulations to ban cigarette smoking, due to an increasing number of smokers in the country. The call was made by the country`s health minister, Nafsiah Mboi, when speaking during the Indonesian Eastern Region Forum Festival here on Monday.

Posted in Health @ 24 September 2012 20:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Wamena facing difficulty to cope with HIV/AIDS A non-governmental organization (LSM) in Wamena, Papua Province, complained about financial difficulty in coping with the spread of HIV/AIDs in that area.

Posted in Health @ 07 August 2012 15:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Tsunami alert issued after 8.5 magnitude Sumatra quake A tsunami watch was issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a massive earthquake hit waters off Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering widespread panic as residents along coastlines fled to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.

Posted in Earthquake @ 11 April 2012 12:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven hospitals expected to be internationally accredited Seven state-owned A-class hospitals are expected to receive international accreditation by 2014.

Posted in Health @ 07 March 2012 14:13 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Papua hospital requires all patients to undergo AIDS test Yowari General Hospital in Jayapura district requires all its patients to undergo a HIV/AIDS test, the hospital`s director, Nikodemus Barens, said here Thursday. He said, in view of the high incidence of HIV/AIDS in Papua, the hospital was continuously disseminating information on HIV/AIDS among its patients.

Posted in Health @ 07 January 2012 03:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Police question 40 officers over Sape violence The police have questioned 40 of their officers over the violence in last Saturday`s clash at the Sape ferry port in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, that left two people dead.

Posted in Violence @ 28 December 2011 10:39 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two people die of dengue fever in Jambi Two people were recently reported to have died of dengue fever at Sultan Thaha Saefuddin general hospital in Tebo district, Jambi province, hospital spokesman dr Hendra said here on Thursday.

Posted in Health @ 15 December 2011 13:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia to grant Rp1 billion for PMI blood donation drives The government through President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will grant Rp1 billion to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) for its blood donation activities.

Posted in Health @ 14 December 2011 03:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali to build new international hospital Beritabali.com reports that the provincial government of Bali will begin the construction of an international standard hospital in the early part of 2012. The government has set aside Rp. 168 billion (12 million euro) to build the proposed 200-room hospital.

Posted in Health @ 04 December 2011 09:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two children dead of H5N1 bird flu on Bali The brother and sister, aged 10 and 5, admitted to Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital and diagnosed as infected with the H5N1 (Avian Flu) virus on Friday, October 7, 2011, have died.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 October 2011 14:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


One dead in Klungkung clash over temple ground More than forty are reported injured, seven are in police custody and one dead after clashes broke out on Saturday, September 17, 2001, between the villagers of Kemoning and Budaga in Klungkung regency, northeast Bali.

Posted in Violence @ 21 September 2011 02:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


12 Indonesian migrant workers from Saudi Arabia in hospital Twelve people were taken to hospital on Wednesday after a ship carrying more than 2,300 migrant workers repatriated from Saudi Arabia docked in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Posted in Economy @ 04 May 2011 18:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Specialists: Antibiotic use 'excessive' in Indonesia Use of antibiotics has reached an alarming level in Indonesia, fuelled by poor diagnosis, ignorance and poor regulation of drugs, experts said.

Posted in Health @ 15 April 2011 04:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dengue outbreak hits Balikpapan Two people have died and 176 others have been treated in hospital in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan since December 2009 after being infected with dengue fever. Balikpapan mayoralty health agency head Diyah Muryani said Tuesday the dengue outbreak was already out of control.

Posted in Health @ 13 January 2010 04:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of Aceh residents with malaria Hundreds of residents of the underdistrict of Sungai Mas, in the district of Aceh Barat in the westernmost province of Aceh on Sumatra, have contracted malaria in the last two weeks. Since yesterday, two of them also died. The heavy rains that hit the area in the last month have caused an increase in the spread of the disease.

Posted in Health @ 13 January 2010 01:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali's governor Pastika committed to culling dogs In a decision certain to anger Bali's animal rights groups who argue the elimination of stray dog populations is an ineffective way to halt the spread of the rabies, the governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika, has directed that the extermination of stray dogs continue and be accelerated.

Posted in Health @ 19 December 2009 01:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bali needs a HIV/AIDS care center HIV/AIDS activist in Bali have called on Bali's administration to establish a special rehabilitation center for people suffering from the disease.

Posted in Health @ 30 November 2009 01:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


32 children die from malnutrition At least 32 children have died of malnutrition in the province of West Nusa Tenggara this year alone. Some 675 children were recorded to be malnourished. 260 others are being treated in local health centers and hospitals in the province, while others have recovered already.

Posted in Health @ 14 November 2009 04:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


771 cases of Mexican flu in Indonesia The Indonesian health ministry has announced that they have found 80 new cases of H1N1 in seven provinces across the country. They were comprised of 32 men and 48 women. All of them are Indonesian citizens. The new patients came from Central Java, East Java, West Kalimantan, Lampung, Aceh and Riau provinces.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 10 August 2009 11:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia healthcare system failing millions Indonesia's health system is failing to provide even the most basic care to vast swathes of the population, say specialists. Many who cannot afford doctors' fees often receive no treatment at all, while the wealthy fly abroad for a check-up. The system is plagued by under-funding, decentralization, lack of qualified staff, rising medical costs and outdated medical equipment, say insiders.

Posted in Health @ 07 August 2009 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Two hospitals refuse patients suspected of having H1N1 The number of patients that are suspected of having H1N1 Mexican Flu has increased to 89 in total. Earlier today, the Haji Hospital and Soetomo Hospital in the city of Surabaya in East Java started to refuse new possible patients originating from the pesantren (Islamic boarding school) Al Fitra. The Haji Hospital says that their isolation rooms are all full. The Sutomo Hospital says that three santri do not need to be observed in the hospital.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 31 July 2009 13:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


479 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia The Department of Health in Indonesia has announced that the total number of cases of H1N1 Mexican Flu in the country has increased by 35. The total of patients in Indonesia is now totaling 479, of which only one patient has died. Most of the patients were Indonesians, only five of the newly confirmed cases are foreigners in Indonesia.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 30 July 2009 11:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


416 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia again confirmed 16 people infected by H1N1 virus, bringing the total number of patients to 416, a director at the Health Ministry said here Monday in a statement. Tjandra Yoga Aditama said that one of the cases had recently returned from Hong Kong. The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ECDC confirms that 1.000 people have died of the novel virus worldwide.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 28 July 2009 01:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


First death related to Mexican flu in Indonesia A six-year old girl who had tested positive for the H1N1 virus has died in a hospital. The girl, who has other health problems including pneumonia in the last recent years died on July 22. She was brought to the hospital with flu-like symptoms as fever, coughing and difficulty breathing.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 26 July 2009 01:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


157 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Swine flu cases which were found in Indonesia for the first time late last month, have continued to increase and spread to other regions, the Ministry of Health said. The ministry in a press release said on Thursday it had recorded 15 new cases so that the total number of patients suspected to have contracted the H1N1 strain of virus had reached 157.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 17 July 2009 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


86 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia Indonesia confirmed that 22 more people are infected by the H1N1 Mexican flu virus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 86, according to the Health Ministry in a statement which was released yesterday evening. All new cases were Indonesians. Nine of them were male, 13 of them female. Most of them had recently returned from travel abroad from countries like the United States, Hong Kong, Turkey and Singapore.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 14 July 2009 05:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


64 cases of Mexican Flu in Indonesia The spread of the H1N1 Mexican Flu virus in Indonesia is picking up speed as it seems. The Department of Health has currently listed 64 people as being positively infected with the new virus that has killed over 500 people worldwide - but none in Indonesia yet - according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Posted in Mexican flu @ 13 July 2009 04:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


52 cases of Mexican flu in Indonesia Confirmed cases of swine flu in Indonesia have nearly doubled, with the national total standing at 52, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said on Thursday. Three foreigners were among 24 new cases of (A)H1N1, which included a dozen confirmed human-to-human transmissions, Supari told. All the patients were being treated in hospitals in the capital Jakarta, the tourist island of Bali and Balikpapan city in East Kalimantan province, she said.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 11 July 2009 03:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three Medan residents test positive for Mexican Flu Three residents of the city of Medan, in North Sumatra, have tested positive for the H1N1 Mexican Flu. They are only identified as VC (20 years), WKC (9 years) and CV (17 years). They all live in the same street and are now treated in the Adam Malik general hospital in the city. Their blood samples were taken last Tuesday, when they were brought to the hospital, according to Azwan Lubis, the medical director of the hospital.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 09 July 2009 07:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Balikpapan residents suspected of contracted H1N1 After there was just one case of suspected Mexican Flu in one South African national living in Balikpapan, Kalimantan, the provincial health services have now said that two Indonesians in Balikpapan might also have contracted the H1N1 flu virus. The two are being surveyed, but don't receive any special medical attention thus far.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 07 July 2009 09:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


12 new cases of Mexican Flu confirmed in Indonesia The number of A/H1N1 flu cases in Indonesia has reached 20 as 12 new cases were confirmed on Friday, the Health Ministry said. Of the 12 patients, eight are now receiving treatment in hospital in the capital Jakarta, and four others are being treated in Denpasar, Bali, Lily Sulistyowati, a spokesperson of the ministry said.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 04 July 2009 02:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


44 patients with suspected Mexican Flu in hospitals As much as 44 suspected cases of Mexican Flu are recorded in Indonesia at this moment. However information about most cases is limited, there are 14 suspected patients in a Jakarta hospital while 11 others are in the Sanglah general hospital on the resort island of Bali. 11 more suspected cases are treated in a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 03 July 2009 10:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Not detected or too lazy to detect? How could the tourist that was infected with Mexican Flu still enter Indonesian territory without being detected by the recently installed body temperature scan equipment at the international airport of Denpasar, Bali? Of course the equipment functioned, according Ms. Decease Comes from Outside Indonesia, Siti Fadhilah Supari.

Posted in Culture @ 27 June 2009 02:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two suspected Mexian Flu patients in Jakarta Two Chinese tourists that are on a visit in Indonesia have been brought to the Sulianti Saroso hospital in Jakarta after they showed symptoms of Mexican Flu. A spokesperson of the hospital confirmed that two people were brought in last night that showed the symptoms of H1N1.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 13 May 2009 04:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Isolation rooms for bird flu changed to swine flu The ever increasing number of victims that contracts H1N1 swine flu in Mexico and other countries across the globe has caused general hospitals in Indonesia to change their preparedness for bird flu into swine flu as isolation rooms are prepared once again. The general hospital in Tangerang for example, has had isolation rooms for bird flu victims since 2008. Now these rooms are prepared for possible swine flu victims.

Posted in Mexican flu @ 28 April 2009 15:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Police raids abortion clinic in Jakarta The police has raided a general clinic along Jalan Percetakan Negara II in the district Johar Baru, Central Jakarta. The raid was organized after police had gathered enough evidence after they received some information earlier on. The clinic, where abortions were done, only opened it's doors from 05:00 to 09:00 local time. The clinic was known to be a general clinic.

Posted in Health @ 26 February 2009 13:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia has more than 10 thousand AIDS patients The total number of known AIDS patients in Indonesia was 11,868 by March 2008, according to Indonesian Health Ministry data. However, the real number of AIDS patients in the country could be much higher than that recorded by the health ministry, told Tjandra Yoga, the ministry's director of infectious disease control, as saying on Saturday when speaking at a symposium "Fight HIV/AIDS".

Posted in Health @ 03 May 2008 15:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Eight hospitalized in Sumatra for suspected bird flu Eight people from the same village in Indonesia's Lampung province were admitted to hospital allegedly for developing bird flu symptoms, local press said Thursday. The patients, including two babies and two teenagers, all come from Way Laga village where dozens of chickens have died of the avian influenza.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 March 2008 14:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation in Indonesia Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of mutation, according to a Reuters report.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 March 2008 03:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds of dengue patients flood Tangerang hospital Dengue patients flood the general hospital in Tangerang. According to the latest information there are now some 400 patients being treated in the hospital since the start of this year. A number of rooms in the hospital is now completely filled with dengue patients. In general the patients are still treatable.

Posted in Dengue Fever @ 27 February 2008 05:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Suharto develops possible deadly blood infection Ailing former dictator Suharto has developed sepsis, a potentially deadly blood infection, and the 86-year-old's heart became unstable Tuesday, his medical team said. Sepsis, characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state caused by infection, can progress to blood circulatory dysfunction and eventually death. It is considered especially dangerous for the elderly or patients in critical condition and can lead to septic shock, which has a fatality rate of more than 60 percent.

Posted in General @ 15 January 2008 08:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Six suspected bird flu patients in Jakarta hospital Six patients from Serang in the province of Banten which are suspected to be infected with the bird flu virus are brought to the isolation room of the Persahabatan Hospital in eastern Jakarta last night. The group consists of two women and four men. All the patients currently receive intensive treatment to investigate if they really have contracted bird flu.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 22 December 2007 09:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes of Sumbawa island A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off Sumbawa island in southern central Indonesia early Monday, injuring at least 17 people and prompting a tsunami warning that was later lifted, officials said. The Indonesian meteorological agency measured the quake at 6.8, though the US Geological Survey later revised its same initial calculation down to 6.4.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 November 2007 02:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia dismisses human-to-human bird flu report Indonesia on Monday rejected a study by researchers from the United States that concluded that the bird flu virus had spread from person to person during one outbreak in 2006. Indonesia said it was misleading.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 03 September 2007 05:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia suspects ominous H5N1 mutations Officials from Indonesia's avian flu commission said today that the H5N1 avian influenza virus may have mutated in a way that makes it more transmissible from birds to humans, but a World Health Organization (WHO) official said the WHO had seen no evidence of such a change, according to news services.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 07 June 2007 10:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Keeping connected in Yogyakarta One year on from the Yogyakarta earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people are rebuilding their lives, picking up the pieces that were so violently smashed. For a lot of survivors, the long road to recovery is compounded by feelings of grief and loss. Many people lost family members and friends in the earthquake. Some also lost the ability to walk. Nearly a thousand people suffered spinal injuries, a tragically common consequence of earthquakes, when collapsing buildings crushed occupants.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2007 02:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Another bird flu suspect dies in Solo, one more case confirmed A suspected bird flu patient, Suranto (29), from Sukoharjo district, died in the Dr. Moewardi Hospital in Solo early Thursday morning. He had been treated there for several days. Hospital representative Titik Lestari said that Suranto, a bird flu suspect at the moment, died around three in the morning. "To make sure that Suranto is bird flu positive, his blood sample has been sent to the laboratory in Jakarta but he died before we obtained the result of laboratory test," Titik said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 April 2007 07:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


14 Leptospirosis patients in Tarakan hospital After the recent floods in some parts of West and Central Java, new cases of Leptospirosis rose to 14. All of the patients are in a hospital in Tarakan. Dr. Nazir, the hospital's internist told Antara News that two of the freshly admitted patients were in serious condition. He also told that most of the patients were brought in in a serious condition.

Posted in Health @ 18 February 2007 02:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 16 February 2007 01:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten This report has been prepared by the UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports.

Posted in Flooding @ 13 February 2007 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia plans to disinfect flood-hit capital Tens of thousands of people remained camped out in shelters or under bridges in Indonesia's flood-hit capital yesterday, as authorities said they would spray the city with disinfectant to prevent the spread of disease.

Posted in Flooding @ 10 February 2007 01:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Chickens rule the world Earlier this month it finally came through - Jakarta was to forbid all chickens in, on, around, below and besides houses, huts and other structures - but since then not much happened elsewhere to reach the same effect. Of course that will not be easy. Not outside Jakarta but also not within the city limits of a city of 15 million souls. Whether the city is flooded or not, chickens will always be there. Just recently a small group of people started to understand that chickens and humans can be a dangerous combination. This are probably people which already lost someone dear to this disease with incredibly high mortality rates. For all the others they can't care less, they have to make some living from it. Without chickens no food and that is what the local government realizes.

Posted in Health @ 10 February 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Floods Jakarta, Bekasi, Tangerang and Banten The UN HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), the Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATKORLAK PB) Jakarta, the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), and media reports has prepared this report.

Posted in Flooding @ 09 February 2007 01:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia makes new efforts to curb spread of bird flu In a bid to stem a surge in human deaths from the H5N1 virus (bird flu), the Indonesian government will slaughter hundreds of thousands of backyard chickens over the next week, Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said here Wednesday. This is a new and concrete measure taken by the Indonesian government in facing with a critical situation since several bird flu patents died recently. But the policy has met with different reaction and opposition from owners of fowls.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 18 January 2007 09:03 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Faster diagnostic kits in Indonesia only in March With four deaths from bird flu in Indonesia since New Year's Day, the government announced that faster diagnostic kits would only be available in March. "We are expecting that this diagnostic kit will be able to detect symptoms in patients before they suffer heavy breathing," Indonesia's Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari was quoted as saying by Detik.com on Sunday. "The government will also increase the training for health officers on diagnosing and handling bird flu cases," she added.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 15 January 2007 11:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two more striken with bird flu In Indonesia The number of people suspected of being infected with the bird flu virus increased Thursday as Jakarta's Friendship hospital admitted two patients suspected of carrying deadly strain. Authorities said the patients are the husband and child of a 37-year-old woman who had been positively identified as being infected with bird flu virus on January 9.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 12 January 2007 01:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Officials probe 22 mystery deaths in Indonesian capital Indonesian health officials are investigating the deaths of 22 people from an unidentified illness characterized by high fever over a two-month period in the capital Jakarta. Samples from the patients -- all of whom died days after being admitted to St. Carolus hospital -- have been sent to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 2 in Jakarta, but the cause of death remained a mystery, said Nyoman Kandun, a senior health ministry official.

Posted in Health @ 29 December 2006 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia projects 500,000 HIV cases by 2010 Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is projecting half a million HIV cases by 2010, and double that if preventive steps are not taken, the health minister said on Tuesday. Current estimates put the number of cases in a range of 169,000-216,000 in Indonesia, which has a total population of 220 million, although only about 7,000 full-blown AIDS cases have been reported, of whom 1,651 have died.

Posted in Health @ 28 November 2006 16:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird flu death toll hits 56 as toddler dies in hospital The human death toll from bird flu in Indonesia rose to 56 after a 2-year-old boy who died Monday in a Jakarta hospital from the H5N1 virus, health officials said. In addition, the country also posted a new confirmed human bird flu case, with a 36-year-old woman who has been undergoing treatment for the virus at the same hospital since Friday, said Ningrun, an official at the Health Ministry's bird flu centre.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 14 November 2006 02:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's bird flu variant shows no major changes The bird flu virus that's killed one person a week in Indonesia this year hasn't mutated to become more contagious to people, the country's agriculture ministry said, citing an analysis of virus samples. Tests on 49 samples taken from birds on the islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali showed the H5N1 avian influenza virus has undergone no major changes, the ministry said in a statement today. The analysis was undertaken by a World Organization for Animal Health reference laboratory in Geelong, Australia.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 06 October 2006 04:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises its bird flu toll to 49 Indonesia's tally of people killed by bird flu climbed to 49 after a 5-year-old boy who died in March was added to the list, a senior health ministry official said Wednesday. The child, who died in Sulianti Saroso hospital in the capital Jakarta, was added retroactively following a recent change in the testing standards the World Health Organization sets for H5N1 virus cases, said Nyoman Kandun.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 13 September 2006 10:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Five in Sulawesi tested for bird flu Five people have been admitted to hospital on Indonesia's Sulawesi island with bird flu-like symptoms and local authorities have sought funds from the government to help cull poultry, officials said on Wednesday. Samples from the patients in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, have been sent to a government laboratory in Jakarta to be tested for bird flu, said Runizar Ruesin, head of the ministry's bird flu information centre. No further details about the five people were available.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 31 August 2006 06:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Bird Flu sweeps across Indonesia Cities in Indonesia are falling like dominos to bird flu: Garut in West Java, then Kendari in Southeast Sulawesi, then Dairi, Serang, and finally Simalungun in North Sumatra. Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, is still unaffected, but the cause of the recent deaths of 40 chickens there has yet to be determined. Other areas have not yet reported outbreaks but it may just be a matter of time before they too fall to bird flu. In Garut, the virus first appeared in the villages of Cikelet and Cigadog, but it has since spread to other villages. The number of suspected bird flu victims continues to rise each day.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 25 August 2006 16:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO confirms 60th bird flu case, urges sequence sharing The World Health Organization on Wednesday confirmed the 60th case of human infection with the H5N1 strain of bird flu after a 6-year-old girl was tested positive of having the virus. In a statement, the WHO said the girl from Bekasi in West Java Province developed symptoms on Aug. 6 and was hospitalized on Aug. 11. ''She remains hospitalized but is recovering. The source of her infection is currently under investigation,'' the statement said as reported by Kyodo.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 24 August 2006 13:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


In Indonesia, a tsunami of useless medicines Tonnes of drugs and medical equipment that have poured into Indonesia in the wake of a slew of major disasters are often damaged, out of date and unusable, aid workers said. Donors jumped into action following disasters ranging from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed 168,000 people in Aceh province, to a massive earthquake on Java in May that claimed some 5,800 lives.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 28 July 2006 15:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Java deaths rise to 531 amid the search for survivors Indonesia pledged to build a nationwide tsunami alert system as soldiers pulled bodies from ravaged beaches, homes, and hotels yester day. Parents searched tearfully for their children and the death toll hit at least 531, with nearly 280 people missing.

Posted in Earthquake @ 19 July 2006 12:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands displaced by noxious mud in Java Noxious mud oozing from around an oil well since late May has driven about 8,000 people from their homes in Indonesia's East Java province and left hundreds gasping for breath or vomiting, according to local officials. "Factories, houses, fields, freeways have been drowned by the mud which is spread over more then 200 ha (494 acres)," Win Hendrarso, head of Sidoarjo regency, an area near the city of Surabaya where the well is located, told reporters late on Thursday.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 07 July 2006 14:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


WHO: Human bird flu transmission proven in Indonesia Bird flu was spread directly between members of an Indonesian family in the first laboratory- confirmed case of human-to-human transmission of the lethal virus, a World Health Organization official said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 June 2006 13:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Spread of bird flu ‘likely’ by personal contact Human-to-human transmission is the most likely cause of bird flu last month in seven members of a family living on Indonesia's Sumatra Island, the country's Ministry of Health said.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 23 June 2006 07:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions


Sanitary conditions worsen in quake-hit area Many of Indonesia's 650,000 homeless earthquake survivors are living with deteriorating sanitary conditions, forced to wash with dirty water that infects wounds and spreads skin disease, doctors said Sunday. Another peril loomed from a nearby volcano, which spewed lava and hot gases dozens of times on Sunday. There was also concern about bird flu in the quake zone, as the number of Indonesia's human deaths from the virus mounted. Some of the homeless have taken shelter in chicken coops that aid workers fear could contain the disease.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 June 2006 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java quake toll soars as hospitals strained The number of casualties from the Indonesian quake soared as the United Nations said hospitals were overcrowded and still lacked basic supplies to treat the mass of injured. The death toll rose to 6,234 while the number of those hurt in the quake more than doubled to some 46,000, with more than 33,000 suffering serious injuries, the social affairs ministry said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 June 2006 10:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java quake survivors told to be patient Survivors of an earthquake in Indonesia which killed over 6,000 people attended weekly prayers at a damaged mosque on Friday, where a preacher called for patience in waiting for desperately-needed aid. The United Nations said it was in the process of removing bottlenecks in the supply of water, food and material to the victims of Saturday's magnitude 6.3 quake and announced plans for a six-month $103 million relief programme.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 June 2006 19:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Prayers in Java as looters hinder quake aid Survivors of the Indonesian earthquake have held their first prayers since the disaster after looters raided aid convoys bringing food and medicines to stranded victims. As thousands flocked to mosques across Central Java, many survivors who had spent six nights in the open were still waiting for help as trucks loaded with badly-needed supplies were ambushed en route, a disaster relief official said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 June 2006 08:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Flimsy tents now home for Indonesia quake survivors Tens of thousands of Indonesians took refuge in flimsy tents in the earthquake-hit region of Java island on Thursday, as officials urged a stop to aid distribution by night to prevent theft and looting. Rescue workers were still pulling dead bodies from the rubble of the 6.3 magnitude quake, which struck at dawn on Saturday and levelled entire villages around the ancient royal capital of Yogyakarta, reducing homes to piles of wood, tiles and tin.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 June 2006 15:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Aid has yet to reach some in central Java Villagers pleaded for food and shelter Thursday in areas yet to be reached by foreign relief teams five days after Indonesia's devastating earthquake. Survivors searched for scraps of tin and other materials to rebuild destroyed homes. Others blocked traffic to plead for money or placed flower pots and trash cans on streets to slow traffic and beg for donations.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 June 2006 15:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java earthquake death toll exceeds 6,000 people Relief workers found more bodies in Indonesia's earthquake-devastated central Java region, raising the death toll to 6,234 people in the worst natural disaster in the Southeast Asian nation since the 2004 tsunami.

Posted in Earthquake @ 01 June 2006 07:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Saturday's quake displaces some 660,000 people Some 660,000 people have turned into homeless in Yogyakarta province after their houses were flattened by a powerful earthquake, killing more than 5,800 people, an official said on Wednesday. Saturday's magnitude-6.3 quake pounded more than 135,000 houses into piles of bricks, tiles and wood in less than a minute.

Posted in Earthquake @ 31 May 2006 11:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java earthquake death toll nears 5,700 The death toll from the Indonesian earthquake pushed neared 5,700 as hopes faded of finding more survivors from Indonesia's latest quake. International aid was on Tuesday beginning to stream into Java island, where the quake struck at the weekend leaving many in urgent need of medical assistance.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 18:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Quake survivors wait patiently for help Muddin gently tries to lift his injured two-year-old daughter from the hospital trolley she shares with her injured mother and five-year-old brother. The half-naked little girl is hot and crying. Iksanu Khoirun Nisa wants her father, but the drip in her arm -- held in place by a piece of cardboard and bandage -- and her splinted leg makes it difficult, so instead he fans her with an old box.

Posted in Earthquake @ 30 May 2006 17:16 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Desperate quake victims await aid Heavy rain and damaged roads were hindering efforts to help survivors of a major earthquake in Indonesia, as officials put the death toll at more than 5,100 dead, 6,500 seriously injured and thousands more left homeless. While aid has been trickling in, overwhelmed hospitals were struggling to treat huge numbers of patients with limited medical supplies.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 May 2006 19:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hospitals overflow amid fear, death Hundreds of injured men, women and children packed the grounds of Sardjito Hospital in this historic city Saturday, stretched out on pieces of bloody cardboard, as cries of agony pierced the evening air. Several relatives read the Quran to victims as they anxiously awaited treatment. But the staff was stretched to its limits by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 3,000 people and injured thousands when it struck central Java island.

Posted in Earthquake @ 28 May 2006 11:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java quake death toll nears 3,000 More than 2,900 people have been killed and thousands more seriously injured after an earthquake flattened entire districts of Indonesia's ancient royal city of Yogyakarta. Measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, the quake destroyed thousands of buildings in the city, a major tourist attraction, after shaking a densely populated region of southern Java shortly after dawn yesterday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 19:13 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Emergency status imposed in quake-hit area The Indonesian government announced Saturday an emergency status in the southern Java province of Yogyakarta following an earthquake that killed at least 10 people and injured some 1,000 others. "The emergency status applies," presidential spokesman Andi Mallarangeng told local news website Detikcom. He said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered related ministers and the provincial government to cooperate closely in handling the victims and providing humanitarian assistance.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three suspected bird flu patients die in Sumatra Three suspected bird flu patients have died in Indonesia's North Sumatra province during the past week, all were the residents of a same village in Karo regency, a newspaper reported Thursday. The province's Bird Flu Prevention Team also announced three other suspected bird flu patients are currently being treated at Adam Malik Hospital in the provincial capital of Medan, said The Jakarta Post.

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