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30 million Indonesians affected by hepatitis

Around 30 million Indonesians have been affected with hepatitis, the health ministry said.

Half of the hepatitis strains were chronic and around 10 percent may get worse and become liver cancer, health ministry director general Tjandra Yoga Adhitama said.

Indonesia ranks third in the world after India and China for the most number of people infected with hepatitis.

30 million Indonesians affected by hepatitis

Around 30 million Indonesians have been affected with hepatitis, the health ministry said.

Half of the hepatitis strains were chronic and around 10 percent may get worse and become liver cancer, health ministry director general Tjandra Yoga Adhitama said.

Indonesia ranks third in the world after India and China for the most number of people infected with hepatitis.

Latest research shows milk is free from E Sakazakii

The latest joint research on milk products shows that the 47 brands of baby formula milk products circulating Indonesia during 2011 are free from Enterobacter Sakazakii bacteria.
“No E. Sakazakii bacteria has been found in baby formula milk that has been produced and circulated here in this country,” the Health Ministry’s head of research and development, Trihono, said on Friday.
The research was initiated in cooperation with the Health Ministry, the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) and Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB) using IPB 2003 research that claimed to have found the bacteria in milk products.
Trihono said the research was conducted using surveillance methods.
“We have taken the milk samples from two different batches with two different registration numbers from traditional and modern markets in seven regions of 33 provinces,” he added.
He said that the samples taken by the BPOM were cross checked by the IPB and Health Ministry’s research and development center using several research methods and several different laboratories.
Previously, legislators were calling for the list of bacteria-contaminated baby formula products to be made public ever since IPB researchers found that 22.7 percent of 22 baby formula samples in circulation between 2003 and 2006 contained Enterobacter Sakazakii, which has been associated with life-threatening infections such as meningitis.

SBY to open Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officiate a new cancer treatment facility, touted to be Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital, in Jakarta on Thursday morning.
The construction of the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Center (MRCCC) Siloam Hospital, cost US$138.8 million, tribunnews.com reported Thursday.
Located in the Semanggi area in Central Jakarta, the hospital will be one of the largest cancer hospitals in Asia.
The 30-story facility has 375 beds, digital imaging information systems, laboratories, pharmacies and information technology services

SBY to open Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officiate a new cancer treatment facility, touted to be Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital, in Jakarta on Thursday morning.
The construction of the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Center (MRCCC) Siloam Hospital, cost US$138.8 million, tribunnews.com reported Thursday.
Located in the Semanggi area in Central Jakarta, the hospital will be one of the largest cancer hospitals in Asia.
The 30-story facility has 375 beds, digital imaging information systems, laboratories, pharmacies and information technology services

SBY to open Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officiate a new cancer treatment facility, touted to be Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital, in Jakarta on Thursday morning.
The construction of the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Center (MRCCC) Siloam Hospital, cost US$138.8 million, tribunnews.com reported Thursday.
Located in the Semanggi area in Central Jakarta, the hospital will be one of the largest cancer hospitals in Asia.
The 30-story facility has 375 beds, digital imaging information systems, laboratories, pharmacies and information technology services

SBY to open Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officiate a new cancer treatment facility, touted to be Indonesia’s largest private-owned cancer hospital, in Jakarta on Thursday morning.
The construction of the Mochtar Riady Comprehensive Cancer Center (MRCCC) Siloam Hospital, cost US$138.8 million, tribunnews.com reported Thursday.
Located in the Semanggi area in Central Jakarta, the hospital will be one of the largest cancer hospitals in Asia.
The 30-story facility has 375 beds, digital imaging information systems, laboratories, pharmacies and information technology services

Vegetables safe from E. coli if washed in boiled water: Health minister

Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih says vegetables are safe from E. coli bacteria if they were cleaned properly.
“It is better if we wash vegetables in boiled water or boil vegetables before consuming them,” Endang said on the sidelines of the ASEAN Dengue Day symposium on Monday.
She added that thorough washing could prevent the spread of the dangerous E. coli bacteria.
Earlier, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi said an E. coli bacteria infection was not likely to hit Indonesia because it did not import vegetables from Europe.
Even if there were imports, the long distance traveled between Indonesia and Europe would likely kill bacteria, Bayu said.
So far, 35 have died from an E. coli outbreak in Europe that began in Germany

Vegetables safe from E. coli if washed in boiled water: Health minister

Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih says vegetables are safe from E. coli bacteria if they were cleaned properly.
“It is better if we wash vegetables in boiled water or boil vegetables before consuming them,” Endang said on the sidelines of the ASEAN Dengue Day symposium on Monday.
She added that thorough washing could prevent the spread of the dangerous E. coli bacteria.
Earlier, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi said an E. coli bacteria infection was not likely to hit Indonesia because it did not import vegetables from Europe.
Even if there were imports, the long distance traveled between Indonesia and Europe would likely kill bacteria, Bayu said.
So far, 35 have died from an E. coli outbreak in Europe that began in Germany

Vegetables safe from E. coli if washed in boiled water: Health minister

Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih says vegetables are safe from E. coli bacteria if they were cleaned properly.
“It is better if we wash vegetables in boiled water or boil vegetables before consuming them,” Endang said on the sidelines of the ASEAN Dengue Day symposium on Monday.
She added that thorough washing could prevent the spread of the dangerous E. coli bacteria.
Earlier, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi said an E. coli bacteria infection was not likely to hit Indonesia because it did not import vegetables from Europe.
Even if there were imports, the long distance traveled between Indonesia and Europe would likely kill bacteria, Bayu said.
So far, 35 have died from an E. coli outbreak in Europe that began in Germany