December 9, 2011
Ministry of Health and EU Support Control Bird Flu Outbreak
Until November 2011, the Ministry of Health recorded 182 cases of bird flu in humans with 150 deaths. Cases of bird flu is concentrated in three densely populated provinces such as Jakarta, and Banten Jawabarat.
It is described Client Excecutive EU representatives Indonesia, Reidinar Juliane in a press release.
Most cases occur in rural or semi-urban areas, where there are human and poultry populations are very high. "The crisis of bird flu in Indonesia is not over and risks of this outbreak in humans is still a threat," said Juliane.
Ministry of Health in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to support the control and anticipation of the outbreak of bird flu in Indonesia through the National Strategic Project Implementation Plan for Avian Influenza (Implementation of the National Strategic Plan for Avian Influenza - INSPAI) .
"During the project period, December 2007 -2011, INSPAI has organized several activities, including the provision of ten places a hospital isolation room with negative pressure developed an important role in managing cases of bird flu and prevent penularanya," he said.
Juliane explained, this type of isolation is the first in Indonesia and development facilities are supported technically by United Office for Project Services (UNOPS). "This month, the project has completed the construction of ten INSPAI isolation rooms in general hospitals (Hospital) Tangerang," he explained.
According to the EU plan with WHO will be symbolically handed the Bubble Bird Flu to the Ministry of Health in Tangerang District Hospital on Monday (12/12) next week which will be attended by the Minister of Health Endang Rahayu, WHO representative to Indonesia Dr. Khanchit, Deputy Chief of Mission Delegation of the European Union and Asean Colin Crooks.