PTFI Continues to Contribute toward Health Services for Mimika Community
12 July 2023
In addition to visiting the Nemangkawi Mining Institute, Indonesia Vice President Ma'ruf Amin visited the charity event which was held in collaboration with PPAD, Central Papua Provincial Government and Mimika Regency, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), to the Association of Indonesian Ophthalmologists (Perdami) in Timika , Mimika Regency, Central Papua, 12 July 2023.
On this Vice President's working visit, PTFI provided support in the amount of five billion rupiah which was provided in the form of providing 1,150 basic food packages for today's activities, transportation and accommodation for doctors from RSPAD & PERDAMI and PPAD as implementing social services in Timika. Part of the total 6,000 basic food packages and other assistance will be provided in joint activities with the Regional Government to support health management such as stunting in the Mimika and Nabire Regencies. PTFI President Director Tony Wenas conveyed the company's strong commitment to continuing to provide support to the people of Mimika Regency to deal with health problems. "This is part of our commitment and of course this is an addition to our social programs, such as education, health and other programs that are already running," said Tony.
The event themed "We Sees the Light" focuses on cataract and cleft lip surgery services, general health services, teeth and the distribution of vitamins and basic food items. Cataract surgery was performed by a team of doctors from Perdami with a total of 78 patients, 105 eyeballs. While cleft lip surgery was carried out by a team of doctors at the Central Army Hospital (RSPAD) with a total of 11 patients.
Chairman of PPAD, Lieutenant General TNI (Purn) Dr. (H.C.) Doni Monardo said that this event was a simultaneous activity, where the first and second social contribution were carried out in the Mulia District, Puncak Jaya Regency. The third activity was in Namlea, Buru Regency, Maluku, and the fourth was in Mimika Regency, Central Papua. The fifth social service is planned to be held in August 2023 in Jayawijaya Regency at the same time commemorating the anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.
Apart from the social service program, PTFI together with the Amungme and Kamoro Community Empowerment Foundation (YPMAK) continue to provide support for community health service activities through the construction and operation of hospitals and several clinics in the Mimika district, such as the Mimika Community Partner Hospital (RSMM), a clinic in SP -9, SP-12 and Pomako, as well as the TB – STI (Sexual Transmission Infection) clinic. In addition, PTFI is also the prime mover in the malaria control program which is carried out in partnership with the Mimika District Health Office.
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