The earthquakes that struck north-east Lombok in August 2018 claimed almost 600 lives. They also destroyed many buildings in the area, including the few local health centres available. Polish Aid funded the renovation of seven health centres in the area and provided new equipment, working with the Indonesian companies responsible for the construction of a nearby power plant, REKIND and PLN, and the Polish company Rafako. Among the equipment donated was a portable Polish ultrasound scanner, which will enable instant diagnosis of various internal conditions.
The equipment provided by the donors will help increase the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment, especially for mothers and children. The portable scanner allows doctors to provide healthcare services in remote mountain villages.
Lalu A. FaozanHead of Sambelia Health Centre