Mon, 26 May 2003

Paranormals to build hospital

TANGERANG: The Indonesian Paranormal Association (IPI) will soon build here an alternative hospital focusing on the treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and drug addiction.

Chandra Yossi, Banten province IPI vice chairman and the construction project official, said that the hospital would be built on a five-hectare site in Tapos village, Tigaraksa.

A total of Rp 100 billion has been allocated to construction work, which would begin in July, Chandra said after the inauguration of the Banten branch of the association on Saturday.

In the first phase of the construction, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2004, the main, three-story building will be erected on a two-hectare site.

He said IPI had prepared 10 teams comprising 10 members each. No medical doctors would be employed.

The hospital would apply three methods in treating patients, using traditional medicinal herbs through eye rinse, nose rinse and stomach rinse.

First, patients would be asked to drink medicinal herbs and after two hours would be expected to vomit or expel liquid from their nose or eyes. Patients' diseases would be detected from the liquid coming from their stomach, nose or eyes.

The patients would then be asked to take a sauna and after that, their nerves would be massaged to allow their blood circulation to return to normal.

IPI president N. Marzuki said the hospital would be established because conventional medical treatment had frequently failed to cure patients suffering from specific illnesses.

"There is no disease that does not have a cure," he said.-- JP