Medical Services with RSA Nusa Waluya I in Muara East Sabak, East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi (September 15 – 18, 2016)
September 15 – 18, 2016, doctorSHARE team provided medical services in Muara Sabak Timur, East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi Province. RSA Nusa Waluya I docked at the Water Police Jetty (Polair) of East Tanjung Jabung Regency. The presence of doctorSHARE in Jambi is the third time after medical services in 2014 and 2015.
In this medical service, doctorSHARE collaborated with the Directorate of Water Police (Ditpolair) of Jambi Police, the Directorate of Traffic Police (Dirpolantas) of Jambi Police, the Division of Doctors and Health (Biddokkes) of Jambi Police, and the Bhayangkari of Jambi Police. Various medical activities were conducted during the doctorSHARE team’s stay, ranging from general treatment to surgery.
On September 15, 2016, the doctorSHARE team conducted an ultrasound examination. The team also conducted general medicine which was attended by 192 residents of Muara Sabak Timur. The most common diseases suffered by the community were hypertension (high blood pressure) and gastric disorders.
There are three health centers in East Muara Sabak that serve 12 villages and sub-villages. There are also auxiliary health centers in each village. It’s just that the equipment and the number of doctors available have not been able to serve major and minor surgery.
The people of East Muara Sabak enthusiastically approached RSA Nusa Waluya I, where the medical services were held. Residents came using various means of transportation. The Transportation Agency also provided a motorized boat.
The implementation of minor surgery in East Muara Sabak set a record for the highest total number of patients in the history of minor surgery ever performed by the doctorSHARE team. A total of 183 patients were treated by doctorSHARE team, assisted by Jambi Police Biddokkes.
Dr. Meidy Regianto as the minor surgery coordinator explained that 113 patients were circumcised in East Tanjung Jabung Regency. Another 70 patients were dissected because they had lumps on their bodies. The most common type of minor surgery case besides circumcision was lipoma. As for major surgery, 21 patients participated with 23 cases. The most common case was hernia and some of the patients were children.
The surge in numbers meant that RSA Nusa Waluya I could no longer accommodate all patients. Major surgery patients were treated in several places. Some patients were treated at RSA Nusa Waluya I, while others were taken to the nearest health center. In addition, some patients were treated at the East Tanjung Jabung Regency Water Police Office which was used as an inpatient room.
“The number of minor surgical patients in Muara Sabak Timur exceeded the target, but it can be resolved with the help of medical personnel from Dokkes Polda Jambi, Bhayangkari, Puskesmas, as well as equipment assistance from the local office,” explained Dr. Chris Hally Santoso as doctorSHARE coordinator for medical services in Muara Sabak.
In addition to health check-up and surgical activities, doctorSHARE team also conducted counseling on Clean and Healthy Living Behavior (PHBS) on September 16, 2016. The counseling, which took place at the National Building, was attended by around 300 elementary, junior high, and high school students of East Muara Sabak.
“Thankfully, the whole series of activities can be carried out smoothly. Hopefully in the coming years the doctorSHARE team can organize similar activities in Jambi Province,” said Director of Ditpolair Jambi Regional Police, Police Commissioner Drs. Yosi Muhamartha.