UNAIR NEWS – In the festivity of the grand reunion of Pharmacy Airlangga Alumni Surabaya (ALFAS) on Saturday, March 11, UNAIR NEWS met a successful alumnus who has built Dian Husada Hospital in Mojokerto, Drs. Sugeng Wijono, Apt., 1978 alumnus of Faculty of Pharmacy (FF) Universitas Airlangga.
In the reunion held in Salt Resto Semarang, Sugeng explained that before Dian Husada Hospital was built, he started a tutoring course with his friends.
“All started from the tutoring course I initiated with Prof. Djoko Agus Purwanto. When Prof. Djoko became a lecturer, I continued to run the course until 1996,” said Sugeng.
Sugeng did not stop looking at the community condition and he wanted to give something useful for all. In 2007, Sugeng would like to buy a plot of land in Sooko, Mojokerto which then used to build the hospital.
“I started the process of the hospital establishement in 2007. I bought a piece of land then in 2010 we started building until 2016 and in 20017 it was just opened,” he said.
The man born on March 10 1958, explained that he had faced a lot of challenges from starting a tutoring course to hospital. His willingness to serve and determination to be a useful individual is his reason he can achieve his success until now.
“There were a lot of challenges, especially the material. Regarding the funding, the hospital building process and the equipment procurement were really tough,” said Sugeng.
“Regarding the hospital, it was not for business only but for community service and usefulness to others. It is our obligation, I did not think about the profit but the usefulness,” he said. (*)
Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh