Light Up The Nation, ASCO Prima Surya Contributes Pelita Khatulistiwa Program

By January 29, 2019 August 21st, 2019 CSR

ASCO Prima Surya supports Pelita Khatulistiwa Program hold by Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiatives (CISDI). This joint-venture program have objective to light up all health clinic (Puskesmas) that haven’t facilitated by electricity. For this time, Puskesmas Kelay, Berau, East Kalimantan to set-up electricity by using solar panel system.

A village with 5,952 residents or 1200 families, but the average numbers of visitors are only 350. Located far away inland and highlands makes this health difficult to access. With distance around 103 KM, to get to central district needs 3 hours travel from sub-district, and they have to spend money around IDR 1.2 million.

A village with 5,952 residents or 1200 families, but the average numbers of visitors are only 350. Located far away inland and highlands makes this health difficult to access. With distance around 103 KM, to get to central district needs 3 hours travel from sub-district, and they have to spend money around IDR 1.2 million.

In early years, Puskesmas Kelay is lack of lighting, that causing the minimum service at night. So the paramedic always facing problem in taking care of the patients, because almost all of the equipment runs with electricity. In other ways, Puskesmas Kelay needs around 5,000 watt.

Later, this village already had a plan to build solar panel and windmill electricity power but there’s seen no progress. Along this time, the residents only depends on generator set as electricity power.

We hope this program could help medical activity in Puskesmas Kelay, especially all activity that needs electricity.