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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Health minister visits Cirebon bomb victims

Cirebon (ANTARA News) - Minister of Health Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih had visited the suicide bombing victims at a hospital in Cirebon on Sunday.

The minister arrived on a helicopter at Cakrabuana Penggung airport, Cirebon, at 11.10 local time.

In the company of West Java police chief Inspector General Suparni Parto, she symbolically handed over relief aid for the victims, received by the hospital`s director Hadi Haryono.

"All medical expenses will be paid by the government and to be derived from the state budget for natural disasters," Endang said.

Her visit to Cirebon, she added, was also to see the latest condition of the victims.

Right now ten patients were still being treated at the Pelabuhan hospital, one at Gunung Jati hospital, another at Waled hospital, still another at Pertamina hospital in Cirebon, and another at Pertamina Central Hospital, and one at the Kramat Jati hospital, the minister said.

One of the victims had been transferred to Waled hospital because it has the more sophisticated equipment to remove the metal pieces still in the body of the victim," she said.

In the meantime, she added, a number of other victims of the bombing will also be transferred to other hospitals for the same reasons.

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