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(From The Jakarta Post)
With around 4,000 residents on the north coast of Tangerang regency suffering sight problems caused by cataracts every year, the regency health agency has failed to fulfill its goal of providing free-of-charge operations for 3,000 patients annually.
In the last three years, the agency -- in cooperation with the Indonesian Association of Eye Specialists (Perdami) and the Al-Qadr Hospital in Karawaci -- has only managed to provide operations for 875 cataract patients.
"It's disappointing because this figure is far less than our target," the agency's public health service director Lystia Wahyudi said.
She said that …