Tzu Chi medical aids to Imogiri

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, May 29, 2006

Bantul, Indonesia -- Local Tzu Chi medical team have treated 200 patients and performed a surgery within the first four hours since the setup of the Imogiri clinic in the Bantul region.

The evening rain on 28 May has caused many displaced resident to be struck down with sickness. Tzu Chi has shipped 35 cartons of clothing via air on this morning.

Tzu Chi has prepared traumatic medicine in preparation for potential external injuries. The volunteers have also acquired additional influenza and gastric medicine as many complained gastric discomforts, some due to the reduced food portion supplied by the central kitchen.

100 tons of rice, part of five 100 tons batches, is currently on the way to the disaster area. The rice was donated the Indonesian branch of Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, by the Council of Agriculture Executive Yuan R.O.C..

Indonesian Tzu Chi volunteers have started to appeal to the public to help the Earthquake victims.

For further information, please contacts:

Ming-Shan Chou (Mr.), +886-3-826 6779 ext.343
Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

Pompi Junes (Mr.), +62-21-6016332
Yayasan Budha Tzu-Chi Indonesia