Battra Distributes Herbal Drink at 28 Regions of Indonesia

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Lecturers and students distributes herbal medicine to the community. (Photo: courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Traditional Medicine Study Program (Battra), Faculty of Vocational Studies Universitas Airlangga organized community service activity. This time, lecturer and member of Battra Student Association (Hima) distributed 500 herbal packages at 28 regions of Indonesia. The activity was carried out simultaneously in the series of community service events on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20.

Ario Imandiri, dr., Sp.Ak, as Head of the committee, explained that they also distributed several basic necessities to the local community. “The community service activity is in the form of traditional health services as an effort to improve public health. The whole donation that we distributed in this event reached 100 packages of basic necessities and 500 herbal preparations,” said the lecturer at Battra Study Program.

The community service activities was different from the usual agenda. Ario continued, the implementation of community service was divided into two days.

On the first day, there was a counseling session to 25 residents at Segoro Tambak Village Hall, Sedati District, Sidoarjo. On the same occasion, the committee also distributed herbal and basic necessities to the local community. “We went there to distribute herbal and basic necessities,” he said.

On the second day, the community service events were continued with webinars for the local community. Participants were given an understanding of Covid-19 and how to prevent it through independent acupressure and herbal medicine. “We delivered material on how to make wedang uwuh (herbal drink) and independent acupressure to increase immunity during Covid-19 Pandemic,” he said.

Meanwhile, all activities implemented health protocols. The local community wore masks and washed their hands as well. Besides, seating arrangements are also regulated by applying a distance guard, only 25 people in the event.

Moreover, the activities that have been planned since the beginning of 2020 and postponed because of Covid-19. Ario revealed that the activities had changed from the original plan.

These activities were designed in the form of health education, herbal medicine training, and health examination services. However, said Ario, training and health examination were changed to webinars.

The local community was very enthusiastic about participating in the whole series of community service events. Asna, as Head of Segoro Tambak Village expressed her gratitude for the Faculty of Vocational Studies. The local student also hopes the activities can be carried out regularly in their area. (*)

Author: Erika Eight Novanty

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia

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