PADANG EARTHQUAKE RELIEF WORK IN PARIAMAN AND AGAM

Project PADANG EARTHQUAKE RELIEF WORK IN PARIAMAN AND AGAM
Objectives

To support the local authorities after the earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.

Project Partners University of Gadjah Mada, Singaporean Army
Activities

The emergency phase saw MERCY Malaysia carrying out surgical intervention at Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah (RSUD) Pariaman. Medical supplies, disposables and surgical kits were also donated to the hospital as part of the relief effort. Conducted an outreach clinics at 8 locations in Padang Pariaman, and 3 locations in Agam. Distributed of hygiene kits in Padang Pariaman District. Upgrade the IDP facilities in Sungai Batang in the Agam District. A temporary health post and latrines were constructed. Conducted a psychosocial assessment in Padang Pariaman and Agam District.

Locations Kabupaten Padang Pariaman
Period 2009
Accomplishments

A total of 34 medical personnel saw an average of 140 patients per day, and at least 250 children were dewormed in Padang Pariaman. 1,085 children were received hygiene packages.

Background

MERCY Malaysia has also signed an MoU with Bupati Kabupaten Padang Pariaman to reconstruct a health centre , locally known as Pusat Kesihatan Masyarakat (Puskesmas) in Gasan Gadang that was destroyed during the earthquake.

On 30th September 2009, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Padang, Indonesia, which triggered landslides and trapped thousands of people under damaged infrastructure. MERCY Malaysia was one of the first NGOs to arrive in Kabupaten Padang Pariaman within 24 hours and supported the local authorities immediately.