The chaotic healthcare scene in Indonesia is forcing many people to turn to electric therapy on railroads to cure their diseases.
Poor people in Indonesia can no longer afford expensive medications and do not have funds to visit their doctor as well. They are turning to the so-called electricity therapy by lying on rail tracks, believing that the electricity generated by the friction of a passing train holds the cure for many diseases.
Marius Widjajarta, chairman of the Indonesian Health Consumers Empowerment Foundation says that the decentralization efforts by various governments in Indonesia have failed, thus leaving consumers without any viable healthcare program.
Medical experts say there is no evidence that railroad therapy offers any relief, but villagers in Indonesia insist that the electric therapy cures diabetes, high blood pressure and even fever.