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UNAIR NEWS – There were at least seven health services from UNAIR Faculty of Nursing (FKp) students which attracted hundreds of Dupak inhabitants of Krembangan subdistrict, Surabaya. They all gathered in village administration office RW IV Dupak Bangunsari to get the use of community service in a form of health services in celebrating 62nd Dies Natalis of Universitas Airlangga. The event was opened by the Head of Institute of Community Service, Education, Training and Development (LP4M) UNAIR, Prof. Dr. H. Jusuf Irianto, Drs., M.Com, on Tuesday, November 8.

The seven services were children service, medical surgery, complimenter, maternity, psychiatry service, emergency service, and community. The cadres were given counsels on cervical cancer and entrepreneurship, while for the locals there was a counseling on dengue fever (DBD) by a lecturer of FKp Setho Hadisuyatmana. Beside health services, there was also commodities 250 distribution for the locals.

There were Vice Dean I FKp UNAIR Dr. Kusnanto, S.Kp., M.Kes., Dupak Village Chief Sugito, S.Sos., spiritual advisor of Bangunsari Dr. H. Ahmad Sunarto, S.Ag who is also UINSA lecturre, and Head of RW IV Dupak Bangunsari, Slamet.

In his speech, Prof. Jusuf Irianto hoped that the locals can get benefits from the health services provide by FKp UNAIR. The locals can consult anything, including herbal medicine. Community service in health aspect was chosen because UNAIR is one of the best universities in Indonesia with excellence in health sector.

“We will celebrate our 62nd anniversary on November 10, that is why we want to share with the locals here,” said Prof. Jusuf, FISIP UNAIR professor.

Lurah Dupak Sugito, S.Sos and Head of RW IV Dupak Bangunsari, Slamet, expressed their gratitude to UNAIR for giving their free health services to the locals as the area is the pilot project the administration support from Bangunsari red district.  Therefore, some institutions and universities often visit the area.

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”UNAIR and the health experts shouldn’t feel reluctant to come here. We hope that it is not only today but the other days too,” said Slamet, purnawirawan TNI.

Dr. H. Achmad Sunarto viewed that this community service was a correct step. He said if UINSA provide spiritual counsels, UNAIR can provide the physical ones. “We provide the spiritual and UNAIR provides the physical aspect. It is a holistic service,” he said.

According to Achmad Ramadhan, group leader of B-17 from Session II FPk UNAIR, the community service was held only for three days. After all these, 43 students will continue their Field Study (PKL) for seven weeks in RW IV and RW V of Dupak. Before the community service they have been there two weeks so they just need to continue for five more weeks.

As published on October 18, 2016, B-17 is the group of Nursing professional students (S1) FKp from three year program (D3) graduates, so some of them have had jobs.  There are 83 people in the family and community of health nursing, divided into 2 sessions. There are 40 students from the first session, and the rest will hold the second session.

The working programs held in KKL consist of KIA (Mother and Child Health), environmental health, teenage health and elderly health. There is also School health Unit (UKS) in schools in Dupak. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes

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