Ambulance 118 Foundation and JAPFA Foundation – Emergency Response for Palu and Donggala
On 28 September 2018, a shallow, large earthquake struck Minahasa, Indonesia, with its epicenter located in the mountainous area of Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake was located 77 km (48 mi) away from the provincial capital of Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia. This event was preceded by a sequence of foreshocks, the largest of which was a magnitude 6.1 tremor that occurred earlier that day.
Ambulance 118 Foundation and JAPFA Foundation collaborated in providing emergency response services for five days. We we held public services and operated a community health center (Puskesmas) and did on call services for patients in remote areas, as well as bringing patients to the hospital. The services ran for 24 hours in five days. We also donated medicine, food and hygiene kits in continuing the operation of the Puskesmas.
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