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    West Java Governor Inaugurates Rangganis (Humanist Halfway House) for Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) Patients


    BANDUNG - West Java Governor, Ridwan Kamil inaugurated the Humanist Halfway House namely Rangganis, located on Jalan Wastukencana No. 73, Bandung on Tuesday (8/20/2019).

    Rangganis functions as a free lodging facility for patients from outside Bandung who are undergoing treatment at RSHS - Health Care type A referral.

    The presence of Rangganis is considered to be able to overcome the condition where the patient is tinged in the corridor because he has to do treatment for more than one day but the patient or his family cannot afford to rent lodging.

    "They do not have money, go home far away, being vagrant in the hospital corridor, and others. (By Rangganis) we solve (the problem) today," Emil said - Ridwan Kamil's nickname.

    Rangganis itself is a proof of partiality and justice from the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov), assisted by the Jabar Mobile community and donors, towards the residents of the economically weak group in West Java.

    Not only as a halfway house, Emil also mentioned that psychologists will be assigned to Rangganis to provide psychosocial support to occupant of the halfway house who feel anxiety, helplessness, or despair due to their illness.

    In addition, patients who stop by will also get action in the form of activities with other occupant of the halfway house that are recreational and relaxing to arouse optimism, enthusiasm, and sincerity.

    Currently, Rengganis has a capacity of around 30 beds. Patients can stay for three days or more provided that there is a recommendation from a government hospital doctor in this case RSHS.

    "I hope that with the establishment of a humanist house, West Java people can be helped and alleviated the burden of their lives in the midst of periods of treatment and therapy," Emil said.

    According to the Chainperson of the West Java Movement, who is also the Chairperson of the West Java Family Welfare Assistance Development Team, Atalia Praratya, Rangganis is present as a proof that the state and community have concern for others.

    Even in Rangganis, added Atalia, patients can get and feel protection, care, and love and affection for them.

    Meanwhile, Head of the West Java Social Service, Dodo Suhendar said, Rangganis is one of the answers to the problem of bed limitations in Type A Hospitals due to the surge in referrals and the problem of medical expenses.

    "The limited ability of the community to pay for medical treatment at the hospital, it often makes them vagrant in the mushola, in the corridors of the hospital. So they need our help (by Rangganis)," Dodo concluded.

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