ARUTMIN HELP REDUCE NUMBERS BLINDNESS IN INDONESIA

For the last three years, blindness has been increasing. According to the data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health in 2017, blindness itself is dominated by cataract sufferers in various parts of Indonesia. PT Arutmin Indonesia cooperated with the local government of Kotabaru, Tanah Bumbu and, also Tanah Laut have a program to eradicate cataracts . It is estimated that every year the new number of cataracts will increase by 0.1% of the total population of Indonesia or approximately 250,000/year. Arutmin invited a team of doctors from PT Laroyan Berkat Nusantara which was awarded the 2012 Ophtomolgy Asia Pacific Academy (APAO) in Busan, South Korea. The team of doctors is committed to reducing the number of blindness due to cataracts in Indonesia specifically in South Kalimantan.

The Social Services for Cataract Surgery in 2018 held by PT Arutmin Indonesia was carried out in two places, namely at the Nort Pulau Laut clinic Coal Terminal (NPLCT) for communities around the Senakin, Kotabaru and Batulicin mines. The event at NPLCT was also to commemorate Kotabaru Regency's Anniversary and was held on April 16-17 2018 which was attended by Management of PT Arutmin Indonesia, Regional Secretary of Kotabaru Regency, Head of Office and other city government officials. Then the event continued at the Sungai Cuka Kintap Health Center to attract people around Asamasam, Kintap and Satui mines. The event was held on April 19-20 2018. Cataract sufferers in Tanah Laut Regency, according to Head of the Health Office of Sungai Cuka Health Center, Mr. H. Junaidi were quite high and he hoped the social service for cataract surgery could run annualy.