Floating Hospital To be Operational on National Awakening Day

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UNAIR NEWS – The planning of floating hospital development initiated by alumni of Faculty of Medicine and Universitas Airlangga is already 60% in progress.  Those statement said by chief of Ksatria Medika Airlangga Foundation, Christriyogo Sumartono, Sp.An-KAR while visiting Management office UNAIR on Tuesday (21/3).

Christ said that the phinisi vessels which will be operated as floating hospital still being made in a ship workshop at Makasar, South Sulawesi.  “Currently, it is in finishing process, engine will be added to the ship and sails will be set,” Christ said.

The development team is targeting the engine installation to be done this week. Then, it will be painted. The 27 meter slength and 2 meters wide ship will be sent to Surabaya early April to be equipped with medical tools.

The floating hospital which took 5 billion rupiah will be supported by four specialist doctors from different specialist field such as surgeon, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine and pediatrician.


Christ also said that, the floating market does not have facilities as a hospital in usual sense. Though he and his team will maximize the floating market performance by establishing two operation rooms, a clean and semi clean operation room.

“Since we provide the operation theatre, so we will complete the supporting unit, such as recovery room, treatment room and many more.” Chris said.

The floating hospital will complete the medical service provided in some areas. “So, we will team up with local health agency to submit some cases encountered by patients unable to be solved.” he added.

As planned, the floating hospital will ready to set sail throughout Indonesia on May 20th 2017 at the same time with National Awakening day. It will head for Sumenep and Bawean Island.

The surgeon specialist and also an alumnus of Faculty of Medicine UNAIR, Agus Hariyanto said that the establishment of floating hospital is aimed to bridge the disparity of medical service, especially in rural area. The statement was made on Adventure and Remote Medicine Symposium last week.

Author : Defrina Sukma S

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh

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