Mon, 03 Oct 1994

450 midwives for rural areas

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: The provincial government has contracted 457 midwives to work in remote areas of the province.

Secretary to the provincial administration Djulkip Siregar, who met with the midwives at his office last week, said the policy aimed at improving the quality of public health in the isolated areas.

Over the last year, over 500 houses have been built in all districts in order to accommodate the midwives, Antara quoted him as saying.

He acknowledged that there were still many other remote areas in the province which were difficult for medical workers to reach. (rms)