Pertamina: Synergizing with SOEs, Pertamedika IHC Breaks Through Rough Terrain to Reach Cianjur Communities
PT Pertamina (Persero), through PT Pertamedika IHC, synergizes with several State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) by opening a Health Post in the area affected by the Cianjur earthquake
Erich Thohir, the SOE Minister, is responsible for coordinating this SOEs synergy. All state-owned companies mutually support other state-owned companies’ needs, such as electricity, tents, and emergency facilities, as well as sharing information between Command Posts or assisting each other’s services. One of them is summarized in the establishment of a post at the Ciarma Football Field, Cugenang District, located quite far from the Cianjur national road and currently requires a 2-hour drive with an uphill road to the top of the hill.
“In an emergency like today, coordination and synergy between parties is the key to Pertamedika IHC services success. With this synergy, we can enter deeper areas with the help of ambulances from other SOEs because the large Pertamedika IHC Rescue/Mini ICU ambulances are difficult to reach these areas,” explained Nerisa Pitrasari, Corporate Secretary of Pertamedika IHC.
She added that the Cianjur Regency area condition, which had contours and bumpy ground after the earthquake, also became a challenge for ambulances. The medical team often had to leave their vehicles and continue on foot to visit residents’ houses or tents for health checks.
Pertamedika IHC dispatched three medical teams consisting of a doctor and a nurse to walk to the villages around Cugedang. Moreover, a team of medical personnel is on standby at the Ciarma Football Field Health Post. “On Thursday (24/11), the medical team served 150 Cianjur residents. One of them was a baby that we referred by IHC ambulance to Cimacan Hospital because he had a high fever, weakness, and malnutrition,” said Nerisa.
Pertamedika IHC is a subsidiary of PT Pertamina (Persero) engaging in health services. The company is also the parent company of state-owned hospitals, which currently house 75 hospitals and 143 health clinics throughout Indonesia.