It has been two weeks flood inundates settlements in Kampung Pulo, Kampung Melayu Urban Village, Jatinegara Sub-District, East Jakarta, and makes the activities of the residents hindered. Not only that, they are also having trouble to get clean water for bathing, washing, and lavatory purposes (MCK). As a result, they had to use the dirty water of flood inundating their settlements for all of those necessities.
“What else can we do, clean water stocks are very limited. We had to use flood water to wash our clothes, kitchen utilities, et cetera. We also had to use it for bathing and take a dump in the inundation,” said Zubaidah (35), resident of RT 04/03 Kampung Pulo, Saturday (1/25).
At this time on Jl. Jatinegara Barat, many refugee camps are still standing and inhabited by flood victims. Unfortunately, there are only two torens (water tubs) seen, which provided by Public Works Ministry. Each tub has the capacity to accommodate water for as much as 2,500 liters. As for mobile lavatory vehicle, it is only provided in refugee camp in East Jakarta Health Sub-Department office and Hermina Hospital. For information, the distance of these two locations is quite far, which is about 300-500 meters.
Head of Kampung Melayu Urban Village, Bambang Pangestu, stated that thousands of flood victims are still taking refuge in several locations. Among those settlements are located in 8 RWs, or 75 RTs, inhabited by 4,918 households consist of 15,185 lives.
“The total amount of refugees is 7,712 people who are taking refuge in 17 locations,” he told.
Here are the details of refugees and their locations:
- East Jakarta Health Sub-Department office: 963 people
- Kampung Melayu Urban Village office: 200 people
- At-Tawabin Mosque: 185 people
- Hermina Hospital: 312 people
- Konoinia Church: 531 people
- State Elementary School (SDN) 01 Kampung Melayu: 363 people
- State Junior High School (SMPN) 26: 117 people
- Otista Sports Hall (GOR): 566 people
- RW 03 post: 86 people
- Khairul Anam Mushollah (small mosque): 75 people
- SDN Balimester 02: 370 people
- On Jl. Jatinegara Barat: 3,561 people
- Baitul Khoir Madrasah (Islamic school): 120 people
- Jami Ithihadul Mosque: 85 people
- RW 07 post: 35 people
- Ruhul Islam Mosque: 41 people
- Ex Trimatra workshop: 103 people
Head of Jatinegara Sub-District, Manson Sinaga, added that currently there are 596 households consist of 2,357 people take refuge in East Jakarta Sports Hall. Those people are residents of Kampung Melayu Urban Village and Bidara Cina Urban Village. However, it is also possible that later flood victims in other areas, like Cawang and Halim, take refuge in this location.
“Water level in Bidara Cina Urban Village right now is around 30-300 centimeters. Flood inundates hundreds of houses in 15 RWs, namely RW 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, and 016,” he informed.
Meanwhile, Head of East Jakarta Health Sub-Department, Yudhita Endah, explained that to handle the refugees, her department builds 24 healthcare posts spread in various locations, as well as puts on standby 50 medic officers from Indonesian Doctors Associate (IDI), private hospitals, Jakarta Health Department, and volunteers, 150 nurses, 250 nursing academy students, and 10 ambulances for round a clock.
“The diseases suffered by refugees are still the same like yesterday, such as acute respiratory infection (ISPA), itchy, ulcer, and flu,” she disclosed.