Boven Digoel, September 4th 2017 — 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 remote area of Papua, in the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border. This clinic is presented free of charge for the local people of Papua and the needy people 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.

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 remote area 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.

Winning an Award

It is a certain pride for Korindo Group. A few days before its inauguration, Korindo Clinic received an award from BPJS Health for Best Performance Primary Clinic in Papua and West Papua, and is entitled to participate in the national level selection in Jakarta. This award was given to Korindo in Jayapura, Papua on last August 26th, 2017.

The award received by Korindo Clinic is due to having the best statistics in 3 assessment indicators in BPJS Health. These indicators are: high numbers of contacts, which indicated a quite sufficient service, a very low referral rate due to the ability to handle cases, and having management program for chronic diseases, which is quite reliable.

“We do not get complacent, but we will continue to improve and provide the best service for our patients,” said Dr. Firman. He hoped that this Korindo-managed clinic will not only be the best in Papua and West Papua region, but also win an award at the national level.

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