Photo: Monthly communication event in Butiptiri Village, Jair District, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua, which involved a cooking demo and free health service
BOVEN DIGOEL – “No life-threatening diseases are found in Butiptiri Village, including malaria and poor nutrition,” said PT Tunas Sawa Erma (PT TSE)’s medical team following the company’s monthly communication event on Saturday (24/9), where free health service was a part. This statement is a sign that the company clinic’s health programs have found success and reaped impressive results. Besides health service, the event included a rapport-building activity for the team and the people in this region of Jair District, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua.
Checkup results only showed URTI (upper respiratory tract infections) and toothache, explained medical team leader Linda Pegan. “I didn’t find any signs of malaria or malnutrition today. But I hope the community takes care of their health more seriously,” she said.
Apart from holding free medical treatment and health dissemination, PT Tunas Sawa Erma donated school stationeries to Butiptiri students in hopes of helping with the learning process. Set on a bright day, the series of activities ended with a lovely feast. Local mothers and company representatives worked together to create delicious dishes for all participants in a prior cooking demo.
Robertus Mianggi, the head of Bamuskam (Butiptiri Village Discussion Agency), expressed his enthusiasm for the event. “Here’s hoping for more activities like these in years to come,” he said with a huge smile.
Taking a group photo during the health service
Cooking demo with Papuan mothers
This month’s event was quite successful, despite the team having to sail through the river and wade through flooded roads to get to the village. Poor access did not stop them from wanting to meet and serve those living in this humble village.
The atmosphere was warm and friendly when they arrived at the village hall. Representatives then began the discussion session, where locals pitched ideas to assist the company in contributing to village development. Afterward, the team started performing checkups and treatment. (PR)