About YKPI Shelter House

About YKPI Shelter House

YKPI Shelter House was established on February 2, 2017, coinciding with the commemoration of the world cancer month. Founder and Chairperson of YKPI Linda Agum Gumelar officially opened the halfway house located on Jalan Anggrek Neli Murni No. A38, Slipi, West Jakarta, witnessed by administrators, medical partners, journalists and other founders.

The YKPI Shelter House was established as a form of YKPI’s concern about the large number of breast cancer sufferers, especially from the regions, who were referred to Jakarta for treatment. Preferred for stage 1-3 A breast cancer patients and class 3 BPJS patients or from disadvantaged families and those with difficulty to get accommodation in Jakarta.

According to the Oncology surgeon from Dharmais Hospital, Dr. Walta Gautama, Sp. B (K), Onk, one patient had to take treatment gradually. You can undergo radiation therapy about 30 times, in addition to chemotherapy and other medical stages, so that the patient must go back and forth to the hospital. Well, the YKPI Shelter House is here to make it easier for patients to take stress-free treatments thinking of costs beyond medical expenses. Because at the YKPI Shelter House, they only pay a cleaning fee of Rp. 15,000 per patient per night.

YKPI Shelter has 28 bedrooms, consisting of 14 rooms for patients and 14 others for companions. Like a house, there is also a kitchen to give patients a space to cook dishes according to their taste, with modern cooking facilities plus free rice and mineral water every day.

Until mid-2018, Coordinator of Shelter Houses, Nani Firmansyah said that YKPI Shelter House has provided services for 2,800 breast cancer patients. One patient can come repeatedly depending on the treatment period. Until now, apart from Jabodetabek, patients come from Banyuwangi, Karawang, Sukabumi, Indramayu, Pontianak, Pangkal Pinang, Bengkulu, Lampung, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, NTT, Maluku to Papua.

Routinely, breast cancer survivors who are members of the warrior survivor’s pitapink hold skills training from an expert. The topics include suspeso art, folding paper, making brooches, jewelry or other handicrafts. In addition to spare time they motivate and strengthen each other in dealing with the treatment. This training can also help improve their economy by selling their work.

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