PTFI Handing over Three Clinics to Mimika Government to Aim Enhanced Public Health Service
24 June 2021
To enhance public health services in the regency, PT Freeport Indonesia recently turned over three medical clinics to the Mimika Regency Government.
The clinics – each at SP 9, SP 12 and Poumako – had been managed by PTFI’s community health services division. Under the agreement with the local government, the Mimika Health Office is now responsible for providing the clinics with doctors, medical personnel and supplies while the company continues to assist in daily operations maintenance.
“Even though the clinics are now handed over to the Mimika local government, PTFI will continue to support their operations. The new partnership between the government and the company will bring more benefits to the community and improve the clinics’ quality of services," said Claus Wamafma, Director and Executive Vice President-Social Responsibility and Community Development.
The new partnership is in accordance with Presidential Regulation No.38/2015 regarding cooperation between government and business entities (Public-Private Partnership) that regulates the provision of public infrastructure in coordination with the private sector. Under the new partnership, the clinics will be called Utikini Regency Government Clinic, Wangirja Regency Government Clinic and Poumako Regency Government Clinic respectively. The new partnership aims to maximize the quality and capacity of health services.
On his written remark read by his representative at the handover ceremony, Mimika Regent, Eltinus Omaleng said he appreciates PT Freeport Indonesia’s active role in providing health services to Mimika residents. The regent hopes the new partnership will help make better, faster, and more reliable health services for Mimika.
In the past, PTFI had partnered with the local government to provide of community health services through the construction, operation and management of hospitals and several clinics in the Mimika Regency. The Mimika Mitra Masyarakat Hospital, SP 9, SP 12 and Poumako clinics, including facilities for Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections were developed and operated by the PTFI Health Services Division. In addition, PTFI also pioneered the malaria control program being carried out in partnership with the Mimika Regency Health Office.
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