Main aim of the charity
Data on LBW patients (low birth weight babies), low birth weight infants (very low birth weight babies) who were treated at RSUD Brigjend H. Hasan Basry in the NICU in 2017 were 184 patients. Some of them are at high risk of experiencing ROP which can result in permanent blindness, because they do not have ROP screening examination facilities. By provide ROP screening examination facilities, Dr. Masmeryani could checked and treated in a timely manner and we can prevent permanent blindness in premature babies.
How the employee got involved and why
Premature Indonesia community was non-profit community, born because of sameness condition that as parents already pass through "life after NICU".
As a mother from premature baby in 2015, I was grateful that my baby was stated healthy after screenings and tests along 21 days in Hospital.
Under same spirit with other preemie's parents, we did some activities in order to share information, strength, help, back-up, and presence to the parents who still in heavy condition through prematurity.
According to WHO, Indonesia is ranked 5 for premature birth, and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is one of the most commonly found complication of prematurity.
Currently, We will donate an Indirect Ophthalmoscope for ROP screening to an Ophthalmologist who is competent to conduct this ROP screening examination, and practice outside Java.
He is Dr. Masmeryani, SpM., who practices at RSUD Brigjend H. Hasan Basry, Hulu Sungai Selatan District, Kota Kandangan, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.
He was chosen for his competence and expertise to check ROP screening.
What work does the employee do for charity?
As an Active Member of Prematur Indonesia Community, I join in WhatsApp Group Premature Indonesia area Jabodetabek - Banten. From this group, we share information, strength, help, back- up, and presence to the parents who still in heavy condition through prematurity. We donate HMF (Human Milk Fortifier), Diapers, and other things to help other preemie parents. Prematurity workshop were held every year in big city such Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya where we work together to find sponsorship and donator in order we can invite all preemie parents come to workshop free. And Currently we will donate an Indirect Ophthalmoscope for ROP screening at RSUD Brigjend H. Hasan Basry, Hulu Sungai Selatan District, Kota Kandangan, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.