MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, MAMUJU – A presence of Ribkhi Amalia Putri as a Muhammadiyah volunteer in Mamuju West Sulawesi seemed a blessing for earthquake survivors.
Ribkhbi was the only obstetrician in Mamuju as RSUD Kabupaten Mamuju (a hospital of Mamuju), RS Mitra Manakarra, and local Puskesmas (a community health center) completely collapsed because of an earthquake.
Since a national Emergency Medical Team (EMT) of Muhammadiyah arrived on Tuesday (18/1), Ribkhi has helped childbirth of six babies.
Interestingly there were female twin babies whose parturition was carried out through a caesarean section at RSUD Regional Sulawesi Barat on Wednesday (20/1).
For information the EMT comprised 3 specialists, 3 physicians, 4 nurses, 1 surveyor, 1 medical logistic, 2 logistics, and 5 interns.
The EMT is a part of Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) which has earlier responded to the disaster with KOKAM (Muhammadiyah Preparedness Command).
At a press conference of the MDMC on Wednesday (20/1), the Muhammadiyah volunteers assisted hand fracture surgery of an earthquake survivor from Simboro, Mamuju.
Besides, Deputy Chair of the MDMC Muhammadiyah Arif Jamali Muis informed that the MDMC provides logistics and psychosocial accompaniment. The MDMC will also support medical teams until the condition in Mamuje is back to normal.
“We espouse medical teams by rearranging health services,” he stated.
Thus, the EMT established a health service shelter at at Puskesmas of Binanga and RS Bhayangkara Hoegeng Iman Santorso where earthquake survivors can get health access.
Meanwhile, led by dr. Rifqi the other medical teams consisting of 10 and 20 personnel offered health services at the Service Center of Kalubibing Mamuju and Coordination Center of the MDMC respectively.