The PMI in the regions has so far worked hard ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla, who is concurrently chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), dispatched a PMI emergency response team to the haze-affected areas in Sumatra and Kalimantan on Thursday.

"The PMI in the regions has so far worked hard, but due to the haze disaster, it will put in greater efforts during its operations," Kalla stated at the PMI headquarters here on Thursday.

According to the vice president, the PMI personnel deployed in different regions affected by haze have made every effort to provide medical assistance to the haze victims.

The vice president said the forest fires, which have produced catastrophic smoke, have been ongoing for three months.

He remarked that the PMI emergency response team comprising around 630 personnel will offer medical assistance to the haze victims in various areas in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

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