Mon, 06 Mar 2000

Malaria in Kulon Progo

From Suara Karya

Many residents in the Kulon Progo region in Yogyakarta are suffering from malaria, but until now there has not been any serious effort from the local authorities. The condition is critical, particularly in the Banjarsari subdistrict.

Many inhabitants of one home have gone under treatment, some homes have even seen two or three of their members being treated at the same time; some of those who have been released from hospital then somehow were sick again. Several have died; residents have tried to clean their surroundings to no avail.

We really hope that the head of the Samigaluh district and the Yogyakarta authorities pay attention to this problem to prevent even more victims.