Indonesian Red Cross to establish 219 health posts for Eid exodus

Indonesian Red Cross to establish 219 health posts for Eid exodus

Photo document of Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) command post in Central Java. (ANTARA/Yusuf Nugroho)

The initiative is aimed at minimizing the number of fatalities or disabilities in traffic accidents ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has set up health service posts at 219 points, which will function from July 10 to 24, to help serve homebound travelers joining the Idul Fitri exodus.

"The initiative is aimed at minimizing the number of fatalities or disabilities in traffic accidents that may occur during upcoming Idul Fitri exodus," acting executive chairman of the PMI Ginandjar Kartasasmita said here on Thursday.

The organization will deploy 5,626 personnel, including doctors, nurses, and volunteers, to deliver healthcare services to the public. It will also deploy 319 ambulances to support these services.

In addition, the PMI will coordinate with the governments health officers, transportation officers, police and military personnel, as well as regional governments and local hospitals to assist homebound travelers in need of medical help.

The medical posts will be set up in strategic locations such as seaports, airports, toll road exits, railway stations, and bus terminals.

Moreover, in case of emergencies, travelers can contact the PMI using their mobile application available on android cell phones. It can be downloaded from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.gdpc.idn

After fasting the entire holy month of Ramadan, Muslims will celebrate the Idul Fitri Islamic festival on July 17 or 18.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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