Bukit Asam Renovating Hospital and Donating PCR Equipment with Value of IDR5 Billion

Realizing the commitment to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) – in coordination with the Task Force Team and the Covid-19 Task Force in Muara Enim Regency – provided assistance in the form of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment and renovation of the hospital laboratory with a total value of IDR5,096,698. 181 or IDR5.09 billion, with detail as follow:

- Laboratory renovation with value of IDR596,890,000

- Procurement of PCR equipment IDR4,499,808,181 consisting of M2000 system machines with value of IDR4.1 billion, BSC II A with value of IDR161.7 million, freezers, 1000 UI 2 micropipettes, Vortec Boeco V2H, and Reagent 1 kit 96 tests full

The laboratory renovations and PCR equipment for Bukit Asam Muara Enim Hospital, was handed over by PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) President Director Arviyan Arifin to the Acting Regent of Muara Enim as well as the Head of the Muara Enim Regency Task Force H. Juarsah SH.

This event was also held to enliven the “Charity Week we explore”, celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the Mind ID Indonesian BUMN Mining Holding.

PTBA has been actively contributing in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic since it first hit this country. Until August 2020, the CSR funds disbursed by PTBA for Covid-19 outbreak response amounted to 15.3 billion.

This Covid-19 response fund consisted of medical device assistance, direct assistance to the public and community, facilities and infrastructure to support health protocols, socialization of covid-19 spread prevention, and others.

Not only for residents around the PTBA mining area in Muara Enim, Lahat, and Prabumulih districts, PTBA also provided assistance for those of other provinces in Sumatra, through the Assignment of the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) for Incidental Community Development.

To date, PTBA continues to actively provide public socialization about covid-19 spread prevention, such as habituation in washing hands, using masks, social distancing, coughing etiquette, and so on.