Ministry of Social Affairs Distributes 25 Wheel Chairs for Earthquake Victims in Cianjur
CIANJUR (November 27, 2022) - The Ministry of Social Affairs paid special
attention to vulnerable groups affected by the earthquake that hit Cianjur some
"They get social rehabilitation services,
especially for psychosocial support services and also support services for
people with disabilities and the elderly, including children who need special
services, for example, assistance with assistive devices," said the Head of
Integrated Center “Kartini” Rachmat Koesnadi in Cianjur (26/11).
Until the seventh day after the earthquake, the
Ministry of Social Affairs had distributed aid in the form of 25 wheelchairs,
6 tripods, and 1 crutch which were handed over to the beneficiaries according to
the results of the assessment carried out by the officers.
The aids were distributed by Kartini Temanggung
Integrated Center in the form of 10 wheelchairs and 6 tripods, Soeharso Solo
Integrated Center in the form of 10 wheelchairs, Phalamarta Sukabumi Center in
the form of 1 wheelchair, and from the Satria Baturaden Center in the form of 4
wheelchairs and 1 crutch.
One of the survivors, Kusmana (38), said that when
the earthquake occurred, he was drinking, and apparently, there was a vibration.
His father Furkon (83) had a stroke which made it difficult for him to do
activities, and his mother Eti (73) has been blind since five years ago due to
"Yes, I panicked too, I immediately went out
in a panic, you couldn't see (the blind), you were sick, coughing when you came
here, you immediately had a fever," said Furkon when met at the Jagakarsa
Cianjur field evacuation tent (27/11).
Furkon, who occupies one of the family tents in the
evacuation center, received wheelchair assistance from the Kartini Temanggung Integrated
Center to facilitate the mobility of his parents.
"Wheelchair facility assistance has been
received, for you to go to the toilet. Thank God it's helped," he said
while showing the condition of his parents who were lying on the veldbed.
He also praised the service from the Ministry of
Social Affairs to the survivors, "Thank God, thank Minister, I thank the
volunteers, everything is fine and the food is good, thank God. If I stay here,
my mother will be in good health, with the medicines and the service, thank
God," she concluded.