PT Freeport Indonesia Continues Oxygen Donations and Other Pandemic Relief to Papuan Hospitals

Aug 19, 2021 7:30 PM ET
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As Indonesia faces a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide, PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) is supporting Mimika Regency hospitals and health centers by providing oxygen cylinders that are necessary for ventilated patients.

Since the start of the outbreak, PT-FI has worked extensively in partnership with local government to help with COVID-19 public health efforts. PT-FI uses its two rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing laboratories to confirm COVID-19 diagnoses in the region. The company’s medical services providers continue to expand their testing reach to identify positive cases more quickly and carry out tracing efforts to deter the virus’s spread. PT-FI also provides isolation facilities for community members with positive diagnoses and has initiated a vaccination program for employees and their families.

The company also continues to assist the local community by dispensing foodstuffs for indigenous neighbors, transporting Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) cargo to Papua, and funding various other measures through social institutions. 

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See the 2020 Annual Report on Sustainability for more information on their social, economic and environmental efforts.