Minister reviews readiness of Merauke's Moerdani Modular Hospital

Minister  reviews readiness of Merauke's Moerdani Modular Hospital

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto reviewed the readiness of the modular hospital in Merauke, Papua, October 1, 2021. (ANTARA/Defense Ministry Press Bureau/rst)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto reviewed the readiness of the Moerdani Modular Hospital in Merauke, Papua, before the health facility was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo.

The Modular Hospital is a health facility that will support the XX Papua National Games (PON) in Papua on October 2-15.

The visit to the Moerdani Modular Hospital was part of Minister Subianto's series of activities scheduled in Papua on October 1-3, 2021.

Subianto arrived at the Mopah Merauke Airport on October 1 along with his staff from the Ministry of Defense. The entourage was welcomed by Commander of the JA Airbase, Dimara Merauke, Colonel A. Gogot Winardi, and several Papuan community leaders.

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On the first day of having arrived in Merauke, Minister Subianto immediately evaluated the readiness of the Moerdani Modular Hospital.

The Modular Hospital is prepared to support the XX Papua PON event, especially for emergency handling and COVID-19 related matters. The hospital was built in 20 days and has a capacity of 200 rooms. The hospital is located in Kamangi Village, Tanah Miring Sub-district, Merauke.

In addition to reviewing the hospital's readiness, Minister Subianto is scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the XX Papua PON at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Jayapura District, on Saturday.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was earlier also scheduled to witness the opening of the XX Papua PON.

Apart from witnessing the opening ceremony, President Jokowi inaugurated several sports venues at the Istora Papua Bangkit Complex, Jayapura.

During his stay in Papua, the head of state was accompanied by Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia, National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, TNI Military Secretary of the President Rear Marshal M. Tonny Harjono, Commander of the Presidential Security Guards Major General Tri Budi Utomo, Deputy for Protocol, Press, and Media Bey Machmudin, and Special Staff to the President Billy Mambrasar. 
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