Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA) - The Surabaya City Government in East Java is providing trauma-healing assistance to victims of the accident of Kenjeran Park (Kenpark) slides, who were mostly children, on Saturday (May 7, 2022).

Surabaya Mayor Eri Cahyadi on Sunday asked the city's health office and the women empowerment and child protection, population control, and family planning office to give the victims help until they recover.

"The Surabaya City Government will provide trauma-healing assistance to be carried out by the offices to all victims. They are accompanied until full recovery," Cahyadi said.

Cahyadi said the accident at Kenjeran Park tourist attraction that occurred on Saturday, May 7, has caused deep trauma to 16 victims who suffered heavy and minor injuries.

After visiting the victims being hospitalized at Seotomo Hospital and Soewandhie Hospital on Saturday night, Cahyadi wanted the victims to be assisted until their conditions return to normal.

According to him, of the eight victims treated at Soewandhie Hospital, three people have suffered broken bones while one person did not suffer serious injuries, but had dizziness.

"One victim did not experience any problems, and after a CT scan, (the victim's) condition was normal and there were no fractures and other injuries, but (the victim) experienced dizziness, and must be hospitalized and observed by the medical team, Insya Allah (God Willing), it would not be something, thus, we pray together," Cahyadi explained.

Furthermore, Cahyadi mentioned, the management of Kenjeran Park must be responsible for this incident by providing medical expenses assistance to all victims, ranging from treatment, surgery, health control, and so on until they fully recover.

At Seowandhie Hospital, Cahyadi gave encouragement to one of the child victims, PR, ten years old, who suffered minor injuries and has been treated.

"(You must be) sure to recover. Suroboyo kudu wani (a Surabayan must be brave)," the mayor said to PR, a fifth grader.
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Translator: Abdul H, Kenzu T
Editor: Suharto
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