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One of the work programs of Jokowi-JK government in 9 (nine) prioritized agendas or Nawa Cita is to develop Indonesia in the peripheral area by strengthening its regions and villages. This is realized by no longer focusing the development in the central areas. There is one purpose, which is to carry out equitable development for Indonesia’s community welfare as a whole.
For KORINDO Group, the concept of starting development in the peripheral area has been done since the establishment of the company in 1969. KORINDO has been providing job opportunities as well as building economic centers, so it would allow the economic cycle acceleration in peripheral areas.
The examples are Pangkalan Bun, Halmahera, Merauke, and Boven Digoel, which were known as peripheral areas. Now, with KORINDO’s presence, we can see schools, clinics, markets, access to roads, worship places, as well as public and social facilities that have been built. In short, the regions’ economy has also been improving quite significantly.
In this edition’s overview, we will discuss KORINDO Group’s massive contribution in healtcare. In collaboration with KOICA, KORINDO has managed to finish the construction of Asiki Clinic, which has been inaugurated in early of September 2017. Moreover, free medical services in the clinic are provided for the indigenous people of Papua.
The Company Information column shows a number of corporate actions held by several divisions in KORINDO Group. The acceptance of Best Insurance award from the most influential business media, the signing of cooperation agreement with several parties, to exclusive coverage on one of the Plantation Divisions by a well-known magazine are gracing this edition.
Dear readers, we are also hoping that with the Internal Bulletin for the Korean Community being merged into the Green Tomorrow Bulletin, we will always give you a new color for the big family of KORINDO Group. We wish every information provided would strengthen our conviction and awareness on the importance of cooperation and responsibility to raise KORINDO Group. Happy reading.
A Modern Clinic Present in the Remote Area of Papua
KORINDO Group, together with KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) has managed to bring a modern clinic called Asiki Clinic, located in Asiki, a village in the interior of Papua, in the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border. This clinic is presented free of charge for the local people of Papua and the people in need as a contribution in efforts to improve the health quality of the local community.
Located on a land of 2,929 m2, the clinic has quite well-equipped facilities such as outpatient care, inpatient care, maternity ward, newborn care/perinatology, Emergency Unit Department, minor operating room, ultrasound equipment, pharmacy, and other facilities like provision of ambulance.
The opening of the clinic was officially declared by the Chairman of KORINDO Group, Mr. Eun Ho Seung on Saturday (2/9). The ceremony was attended by Papua and Boven Digoel Provincial Government Officials, the head and members of Boven
Digoel Regional People’s Representative Council (DPRD), the Consular Minister of South Korea to Indonesia, head representative of KOICA in Indonesia, leaders of customary community councils (LMA), and approximately 600 people of Asiki, who were also participating in this inauguration event.
“This is a real manifestation of the private sector’s role in supporting the succession of Healthy Indonesia Program (Indonesia Sehat) as an effort to create Indonesian society with healthy behavior, who live in a healthy environment and are able to access quality healthcare to achieve a higher level of healthiness,” said Mr. Eun Ho Seung, Chairman of KORINDO Group, in his speech. Mr. Seung hoped that with this clinic and the support of Boven Digoel Government, the community’s wish for a high quality healthcare will be fulfilled and the clinic would be a reference for other surrounding clinics and healthcare centers.
He added that the company will also periodically bring in internal disease
specialist and child specialist doctors so the patients can have a consultation. This is done so the community healthcare can be run better.
A concern for the health of people in the remote area was also shown by KOICA. Together with KORINDO Group, and with the support from the local government,
Asiki Clinic has managed to stand tall in Asiki Village, Boven Digoel.
“With the opening of Asiki Clinic, this is expected to be the first step to realize our dreams together (to build a healthy society-red),” said Mr. Kim Changnyun, the Minister Counselor of South Korean Embassy in Jakarta, in his speech.
He explained that the purpose of this clinic is to support the daily activities of local residents, strengthen the healtcare system and human resources. “So in the future, the healthcare system in Asiki region could play an important and useful role,” Mr. Kim Changnyun said.
At the same occasion, Dr. Firman Jayawijaya, the manager of Asiki Clinic, added that the clinic was initially called Korindo Clinic, which has been operating since 1994.
“However, over time, when the need of healthcare is increasing, Korindo together with KOICA managed to build a clinic that is bigger and more representative,” Dr. Firman stated. The construction process itself was started with a groundbreaking ceremony on February 23rd, 2016.
According to him, KORINDO Group always seeks to bring health services to the community. So far, the company has set up 8 clinics in several places in the interior of Papua. This is expected to ease the burden of difficulties felt by the local community who want to get health services.
For information, before the Korindo’s clinics were built, the local community had to go to Tanah Merah in Boven Digoel, or a hospital in Merauke, which could reach from 3 to 12 hours of travel, to receive healthcare.
In carrying out its operation, Dr. Firman explained that the Asiki Clinic is focused on 8 priority programs, which are: reducing the mortality rate of pregnant women, delivering women and newborns through improvement in healthcare for mothers, toddlers and Family Planning (KB); improvement of the community’s nutritional status; and the control of infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases, followed by environmental healthcare.
In addition, through this clinic, there will also be a development of the National Health Insurance System (JKN); community empowerment and management for disaster and health crisis; improvement of primary healthcare; improvement of a safe and comfortable working environment, and lastly, the focus in improving professional human resources, (ayu/ymr/iqb)