Indonesia: Spain health center opened in Calang, Aceh Jaya

Calang, Indonesia-Relief -- BRR Director Kuntoro Mangkusubroto last Thursday officially opened the Calang community health center (Puskesmas) built by Medicon Des Mundo (MDM) from Spain.
''We are rebuilding health facilities, and step by step we will rebuild Aceh together. Many people have contributed and made donations to Aceh, and the aid for this community health center came from little children, the elderly, even people that use buses to travel in Madrid,'' said Kuntoro as reported by BRR Media Update.

He added that the community health center, which also has overnight observation rooms, is just the first step. Later they will build permanent centers, and maybe even a hospital.

The head of MDM, Christina Minana, said that her organization has been working in Calang for the past six months, and that the community health center couldn't have been built without the help of the local people.

Meanwhile Aceh Jaya Regent Zulfian Ahmad said that the local people still need help with their health, education, and other aspects of society, ''We have to keep progressing so that the situation goes back to what it was before,'' he said.