Rumah Singgah Pasien, funded by Inisiatif Zakat Indonesia, is a nursing home for the chronically ill. Located in Salemba, Central Jakarta, it provides palliative care free of charge. During remission periods, many of its patients return to their homes. If their condition worsens, the nursing home brings them to hospital. The founder covers all expenses for its patients.
The Jakarta Globe visited Rumah Singgah Pasien on Tuesday (24/07). It has 10 beds for men and 10 for women. Family members are allowed to accompany the ill and keep their spirits high.
Patients sit at Rumah Singgah Pasien's guest area. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Muhammad Ridho, 12, has been fighting cancer at the Salemba nursing home since 2017. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A patient reads the Koran. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Chronic diseases do not differentiate between the young and old. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Yusnidar, 40, holds her husband's hand. She needs specialist care when her osteoporosis becomes more painful. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Iva Avianah, 32, has a spinal tumor. Her little children cannot always be with her, their photograph is. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)