Red Cross provides medical check-ups for home-bound travelers

Bengkulu (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI)`s Bengkulu branch is providing free medical checkups for home-bound travelers and drivers at several bus terminals, seaports, and airports.

"The free medical checkups are carried out to help home-bound travelers remain healthy so they can have smooth a journey," Fitri of the PMI`s Bengkulu office said here on Monday.

The medical checkps consisted of blood pressure, pulse and respiration monitoring procedures. PMI volunteers were giving the service using ambulances.

PMI also was helping to make sure that bus drivers were in good health condition when doing their job. Standard medicines were given by PMI Bengkulu to those needing them.

In addition to the medical check-up services, the PMI Bengkulu has also mobilized 30 volunteers to help facilitate the Idul Fitri exodus ("mudik"), according to Teguh Roni of the PMI Bengkulu .

"We deploy 30 volunteers at three `mudik` command posts in Bengkulu City especially in the city`s bus terminals," Teguh Roni said.

The volunteers will carry out their tasks from the Day-4 until D+4 of the Idul Fitri Muslim festivity 2011.

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