Viral: Patient dies in ambulance after other cars won’t give way in Medan

While some civilians in Indonesia use illegally obtained police lights to arrogantly force their way through traffic jams, it’s an everyday occurrence for actual emergency vehicles -- which are legally entitled to force their way through congestion -- to not be given the right of way by other vehicles despite having their lights and sirens turned on.

Health

Girl accidentally swallows needle while fixing hijab, needle removed 17 days later

Girl accidentally swallows needle while fixing hijab, needle removed 17 days later

Anisa Salim, a 14-year-old girl from Sumedang, West Java, had to live with a needle lodged in her respiratory tract for 17 days before doctors in the West Java capital of Bandung...

Fake news causing fewer parents to get their children vaccinated in Depok: official

Fake news causing fewer parents to get their children vaccinated in Depok: official

Misinformation may be among the biggest threats to children’s health in Depok, West Java, as officials are lamenting the spread of fake news and hoax stories they believe are...

At least 163 Jakarta middle school students fall ill from food poisoning, allegedly after eating tainted tofu

At least 163 Jakarta middle school students fall ill from food poisoning, allegedly after eating tainted tofu

Police believe a bad tofu dish was the cause of the mass poisoning

Heartbreaking photo of woman carrying her dead baby on public transport goes viral, hospital denies not providing transport

Heartbreaking photo of woman carrying her dead baby on public transport goes viral, hospital denies not providing transport

The grief from losing one’s child is unimaginable, but one hospital in Bandar Lampung has been accused of making it even more unbearable for one woman after they allegedly...

Religious leaders in Indonesia come together to say that smoking is forbidden, urging for higher tobacco taxes

Religious leaders in Indonesia come together to say that smoking is forbidden, urging for higher tobacco taxes

There are many disagreements when it comes to religion, but one thing that religious leaders in Indonesia can all agree on is that smoking is harmful.

After study reveals 65% of Jakarta teens drink bootleg alcohol, Nahdlatul Ulama comes out against total alcohol ban

After study reveals 65% of Jakarta teens drink bootleg alcohol, Nahdlatul Ulama comes out against total alcohol ban

Reason will prevail.

VIRAL: Photo of Indonesian man with collapsed lung due to smoking shared over 71,000 times, convincing many to quit

VIRAL: Photo of Indonesian man with collapsed lung due to smoking shared over 71,000 times, convincing many to quit

Graphic images on the warning labels of cigarette packaging are required by law in Indonesia, but often these images are only shocking on the surface and don’t tell the whole...

Indonesian Health Ministry warns Hajj pilgrims against ‘selfies with camels’ to avoid MERS

Indonesian Health Ministry warns Hajj pilgrims against ‘selfies with camels’ to avoid MERS

Indonesia’s Health Ministry is warning Indonesians going on the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to avoid close contact with animals in the country, particularly camels, over...

Eight religious schools in Yogyakarta are rejecting vaccines, some on the grounds they’re haram

Eight religious schools in Yogyakarta are rejecting vaccines, some on the grounds they’re haram

The anti-science, anti-vaccine movement seems to be gaining ground in Indonesia...


 

Coconuts Jakarta Health

It’s been said that health is a privilege for the wealthy in Jakarta - and there’s certainly some truth in that. The fact of the matter is, the capital’s lower income citizens simply cannot afford medical treatment that’s provided at Jakarta’s top hospitals and medical facilities. Sadly, this has led to many citizens not being able to receive the medical care they desperately need. There has been many occasions in Jakarta - and indeed around Indonesia - when the poor were turned away from hospitals because they don’t have money or their medical plan can’t sufficiently cover their bills. There have been cases where people were simply left to die in Jakarta because of this.