AMDA's Emergency Relief mission for the victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 3
As a response to the floods disaster in Jakarta on January 15th, AMDA emergency relief team consisting of the members from AMDA HQ, AMDA Indonesia and AMSA Indonesia conducted another medical mission on January 23 in Perumahan Kemang. The area especially is a floods-prone district in Jakarta and a new dam was constructed after the destructive floods 5 years ago. This dam of 30 meters height, however, was not high enough to fully protect the residents from the flood on January 15th . The water overflew the dam in 10 minutes and the near-by housings and roads sank instantly in the water.
In Perumahan Kemang, there are 400 families (1,800 people) living and fortunately there has been no death report.
At the medical mission, AMDA team saw 24 patients at the evacuation center. The number of patients was limited due to the adverse weather on the day of activity but the team was able to meet the medical demands of each patient. Among those, the most common symptoms were upper respiratory tract infection, body and joint pain, diarrhea, dermatitis such as skin fungal infection.
Each medical student of AMSA Indonesia gives a full force for this emergency relief activity and thanks to their voluntarism, the activity has been conducted smoothly and effectively.