Chairperson of  The PKK  Bali Province, Mrs. Putri Koster Attends and Opens the Annual Scientific Meeting (PIT) of the Indonesian Eye Nurses Association (IKPAMI) VI 2022

  • 01 Oktober 2022
  • 21:10 WITA
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Mrs Putri Koster

DENPASAR, – Chairperson of The  PKK Bali Provinci  Mrs Putri Koster, who also serves as the Advisor for the Team for the Handling of Vision and Blindness in the Province of Bali, expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude to the nurses and medical personnel who treat visual impairments that are vulnerable to being experienced by parents or the elderly.


The province of Bali became the first area with the lowest prevalence of blindness. Since 2020, Bali has recorded the number of people with visual impairments or blindness as much as 0.3% of the total population. "This figure is not only a reference to continue to make all of us enthusiastic about alleviating Bali from visual impairment or blindness, but I also hope that it can be a spirit to continue to provide the best service for people whose eyesight is impaired," said Mrs. Putri Koster in her speech while attending and opening the Annual Scientific Meeting (PIT) of the Indonesian Eye Nurses Association (IKPAMI) VI 2022 at Prama Hotel Sanur Beach Bali,  Saturday - Saniscara Kliwon-Wuku Wayang (1October 1,  2022)

She added that having a good sense of sight will open up further insight and even be able to dominate the world from closeness. "Never underestimate clear eyes, because with eyes we are able to see the whole world and the eyes of other people's hearts," she added.


She explained again, “Our PKK Mobilizing Team always tries to touch the condition of the community to the lowest elements, so we in mobilizing cadres use two methods, namely socialization and social action. We carry out these two activities on an ongoing basis. Our socialization is done through the participation of media both print, electronic and also online. Meanwhile, social action is an activity that we carry out regularly by involving PKK cadres from the district, sub-district to village levels to target people who really need special assistance, treatment and attention, such as malnutrition, hunger, and even people who need health care. including the need for treatment of eye disorders. So that in our activities in the field, the PKK Mobilization Team always cooperates with medical personnel to help residents directly, one of which is special medical personnel for eye disorders, ranging from providing free glasses, to screening examinations for the elderly with cataracts, " Mrs Putri Koster said


In line with the development of eye health launched by the government, the Indonesian Eye Nurses Association (IKPAMI) is very concerned about reducing the prevalence of blindness in 2030 by 25% of the target prevalence from 2017 which reached 8 million people from the total population in Indonesia.

It is known that the highest causes of visual impairment or blindness in Indonesia are cataracts, trachoma (infection of the eye), amblyopia (lazy eye) and glaucoma. Therefore, all of us must be aware that Indonesia is included in the five (5) countries with the largest number of people with visual impairments besides China, India, Pakistan and the United States.

The General Chair of the Indonesian Eye Nurses Association (IKPAMI) DPP Rosikin  said that through the management strategy of the concept of eyesdisease management, it is hoped that IKPAMI will become an organization that actively participates in providing eye health services. "For the province of Bali which has a vision of developing affordable, equitable, fair, quality public health services and is supported by the development of an eyeglass-free Balinese manners health history database system, IKPAMI encourages the Bali Provincial PKK Mobilization Team to involve our organization in Bali in efforts to eradicate blindness. especially cataracts," She said.

With the "We Come, Bright Vision" program, of course, the collaboration between IKPAMI Bali and the Bali PKK Mobilization Team becomes very important, because from 2017 data it is recorded that 80% of 87.8% of visually impaired sufferers have improved their eyesight.(Rls/Btnc)