Post-Disaster Services in Karangasem, Bali
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Karangasem Regency, Bali on October 16. Hundreds of houses and public facilities were damaged and many residents suffered minor to severe injuries.
Seeing the needs in the field, Yayasan Dokter Peduli (doctorSHARE) disaster response team sent a medical team to help the affected community. This was also done to support the post-disaster recovery phase that has been set by the local government since the last few days.
This service was carried out in two villages namely Pempatan Village, Rendang District and Ban Village, Kubu District Karangasem, Bali, on November 14 – 17, 2021. doctorSHARE deployed six medical and non-medical volunteers.
“The team amounted to 6 people, 3 doctors, 1 nurse, 2 non-medical. The services targeted the areas most severely affected by the earthquake in Pempatan Village and Ban Village, by conducting free medical treatment and distributing hygiene kits and free drinking water,” said Devrilla M. Indra, Coordinator of the doctorSHARE Disaster Response program.
Devrilla further explained that the target beneficiaries of this service reached 300 – 400 people.
“For the patient target, we estimate that 300 – 400 people can be handled with the availability of medicine and medical personnel,” added Devrilla.
Previously, on Saturday, October 16, 2021, a tectonic earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 shook the Karangasem area, Bali at 04.18 WITA. Based on the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the epicenter of the earthquake was on land at a distance of 8 km northwest of Karangasem, Bali with a hypocenter depth of 10 km. The earthquake that occurred was a type of shallow earthquake due to active fault activity in the Rendang area, Karangasem.
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