AMMM for Makassar Flood, Indonesia
On 8th January 2013, Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi Province in Indonesia suffered serious flood triggered by heavy rain. This flood killed 8 people and left 1,000 houses and hundreds of rice fields in 3 regencies in South Sulawesi inundated with water level reaching up to 3-4 meters.
As a response to this, AMDA Indonesia headed by the President, Prof. Tanra, promptly organized 'Free Medical Check-up' for the victims of Makassar Flood using a government building on January 11th.
This emergency relief activity was made possible with the help of various partner organisations of AMDA Indonesia such as Asian Medical Students' Association (AMSA), Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Muslim University of Indonesia, Ibnu Sina Hospital, Kayu Agung Community and Bukit Baruga Antang.
Team of 11 members including 3 medical doctors treated 158 patients aged 0-50 in Makassar. Whilst the Team faced the bad weather problem and power cut, the activity was carried out smoothly with success. Apart of the medical mission, the Team delivered relief goods including food, snacks and clothes which were donated by the donor agency.
AMDA Indonesia Team holds high commitment and aims to take quick action to respond to the needs of disaster victims.