Overseas Outreach: Bhakti Wara Hospital, Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia
After two years of relentless effort, the Singapore Association raised S$64,600 toward equipping the new Operating Room at the diocesan Bhakti Wara Hospital. The amount raised exceeded the target amount of S$63,000. This was made possible only through the generosity of our members, associates and friends.
The new Operating Room at Bhakti Wara Hospital equipped by the Singapore Association The new Operating Room is fully equipped and ready for use by all patients including the poor. With this additional operating room, operations other than the free cataract operations will no longer need to be disrupted. Before, when the hospital conducts its annual free cataract operations, all general surgeries were put on hold for three weeks. This caused much distress to the patients who needed surgery urgently.
The key mission of the hospital is to serve the poor and needy who constitute 80% of its inpatients. Poor patients who cannot afford to pay the hospital bill get a full waiver and do not need to pay a cent. No needy patient is turned away unless the hospital is running a full house.
The poor are never denied medical attention and care unless the hospital is full The poor being cared for at the Bhakti Wara Hospital It is a privilege for the Singapore Association to be part of this worthy cause – proclaiming the good news to the poor. A plaque in recognition of the Singapore Association’s donation has been mounted on the wall outside the new Operating Room.
A plaque outside the new Operating Room recognizing the contribution of the Singapore Association A blessing ceremony by Bishop Hilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D. and Emeritus Archbishop Nicholas Chia is expected to be held in 2014, his Grace’s health permitting.