PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Vision Care to Regions Inaccessible by Road

Dec 20, 2016 9:05 AM ET

PT Freeport Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds a floating healthcare clinic boat. The boat recently visited the coastal villages of Mimika in the Timika Regency of Papua, Indonesia, to provide health services in observance of World Sight Day (October 12).

The floating clinic provides medical services for remote and isolated regions of the Mimika coast in Papua, Indonesia. Free eye care services provided included eye exams, prescription eyeglass distribution, and cataract surgery. These activities were conducted over a period of nine days, where the floating clinic visited 9 coastal villages. Over 900 patients were examined, including 275 children.

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