The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) was preparing the Field Hospital to help the casualties of 7 SR earthquake that shook NTB on Sunday (5/8)

The National Board of Zakat (BAZNAS) prepared a Field Hospital to assist the 7 SR earthquake victims in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) on Sunday (5/8). The hospital was built in Sanggar Sari Village, Tanjung District, North Lombok Regency, NTB.

BAZNAS Commissioner Emmy Hamidiyah said that BAZNAS takes an important role as a non-structural government agency for disaster services in the form of Field Hospital.

"We dispatched six doctors and seven nurses as well as dozens of rescue workers to help people get medical care," she said during a press conference at the Baznas Office on Wednesday (8/8).

She explained, the hospital will be built using tents from BNPB in Sanggar Sari Village, Tanjung District, North Lombok Regency. This location was chosen because it was located in a hilly area far from the Main Post, where almost all houses were damaged.

"Our post stands in that area in order to be easily accessible and affordable for the affected people," said Emmy.

She said, currently the team in the field was coordinating and preparing the area for the installation of tents. "We get permission to use BNPB tents, and are currently preparing," she said.

In addition to the Field Hospital, BAZNAS will also set up refugee tents complete with public kitchens.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Distribution Division of BAZNAS as well as the BAZNAS Action Commander for the earthquake in Lombok said the team continued to respond to the needs of the refugees. Based on experience in dealing with crises due to disasters, lack and damage of health facilities that occur often disrupt health services.

In addition, in disaster emergency situations, mass casualties arise which require strengthening of existing health facilities to provide health services for disaster victims.

"We hope the Establishment of the BAZNAS Field Hospital is a real form of disaster management to ensure disaster health," he said.

According to him, the benefits of sustainable health disaster management and improvement of disaster health services are the maximum for health prevention.

"We also invite the community to participate through donations in helping the Lombok people to come back to a decent life and recover from trauma," he said.


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