Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | 18:19 WIB

Central Sulawesi Earthquake Survivors in Sigi Develop Respiratory Issues

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SIGI, NNC -- Survivors in Nokikalaki Subdistrict, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi are now beginning to develop various diseases, especially upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) after the earthquake that shook a number of regions in the province on September 28, 2018.

Ari Kanari, a youth figure in Nokilalaki Subdistrict, Thursday (10/11/2018), confirmed that many residents in the evacuation area are sick and need doctors and medicines. Especially, he said, children and toddlers are having coughs and URTI.

"Poor children and toddlers can only sleep in simple tents with poor conditions," said Ari.

Ari, who is also an elementary school teacher in Kamarora Village, hopes to get the attention of the Sigi Health Office, to immediately send medical personnel and medicines to the area.

In addition, survivors also need food ingredients and blankets because the air at night is quite cold with many mosquitoes.

He claimed that many houses, religious facilities and schools have been damaged by the earthquake in Nokilalaki Sub-district, as quoted by Antara.