BNPP and UNAIR Collaborate to Provide Health Service to Outermost Islands

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UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih (in green batik shirt) welcomes the visit from the National Border Management Agency (BNPP) team on Wednesday, May 28, 2019.

UNAIR NEWS – The National Border Management Agency (BNPP) of Indonesia visited Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) on Wednesday, May 28, 2019. The visit discussed issues in Indonesia’s outermost islands, especially in the health sector.

The meeting held in 4th floor meeting room UNAIR Management office was attended by UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih, SE, MT., Ak., CMA with the vice rectors, representatives of UNAIR-RSUD Dr. Soetomo Hospital Director, as well as the Head of the East Java Provincial Health Agency.

BNPP representative, Ir. H. Boytenjuri, CES as Deputy for Border Area Potential Management with his staff, explained several problems occuring in the outermost islands of Indonesia. Boytenjuri revealed the background of their visit to UNAIR after receiving a mandate from Ministry of Home Affairs.

“Responding to the result of UNAIR Rector meeting with the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, we received direction from the head of BNPP to follow up the meeting and visit UNAIR Rector,” stated Boytenjuri.

Boytenjuri revealed that UNAIR has a floating hospital that gives services in several islands with difficult access to health. So, UNAIR Floating Hospital is the right solution to handle health problems in the outermost islands of Indonesia.

“We know that UNAIR has a floating hospital that has sailed to remote islands to treat people who have difficulty getting access to health service. This is in line with our program to facilitate access to public health in Indonesia’s outer islands,” he added.

At the end of the meeting, Boytenjuri revealed that after this meeting there would be a meeting with the related ministries, to discuss the planned program further.

BNPP delegates with UNAIR leaderships (Photo: By courtesy)

“After this we will hold a meeting with the relevant ministries, to discuss the planned program. We will also invite UNAIR to attend the meeting, “Boytenjuri said.

Responding to a proposal from BNPP, Prof. Nasih said that UNAIR is ready to support the program.

“With the human resources available at UNAIR, we are ready to support the government program mandated through BNPP,” said Prof. Nasih. (*)

Author: Faisal Dika Utama

Editor: Binti Q Masruroh

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