Pertamina refinery fire victims ail from respiratory infections

Refugees, who escaped the fire at the Pertamina Balongan Refinery in Indramayu Regency of West Java, complained of upper respiratory tract infection (ISPA).

“On the third day, the refugees generally complained of respiratory problems,” Dr Rizki stated at the refugee camp of Indramayu on Thursday. Rizki noted that refugees, not only the elderly and adults but also children, experienced upper respiratory problems.

In addition to respiratory problems, almost all refugees complained of gastric problems, which may be due to lack of food intake since the incident.

“The medical complaints are not too serious, so we can still handle it,” he remarked.

Rizki stated that the health team also provided medicine to the refugees to help minimize the health problems they experienced.

“We give them appropriate medicine. When a resident suffers from a more severe illness, we refer them to the hospital,” he noted.

Meanwhile, the health of children is constantly monitored. Moreover, officers from the Social Affairs Ministry provide trauma healing, so that the fire incident they experience does not cause trauma or psychological problems.

 

Source: Antara News

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