Celebrating Anniversary, FK UNAIR to Hold Community Service in 105 Places in Surabaya

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FK UNAIR to celebrate 105th Anniversary
Celebrating Anniversary, FK UNAIR Holds Community Service in 105 Places in Surabaya. (FK UNAIR Doc)

UNAIR NEWS –  This November 10, 2018, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga (FK UNAIR) will celebrate its 105th Anniversary. A series of events are held for 3 days from 9-11 November 2018.

“Strengthening the bonds to spread kindness as an effort to improve people’s quality of life in the fields of health, medical technology, and humanities” became the foundation of this year’s anniversary.

On November 9, 2018, the FK UNAIR Anniversary will be started with the opening event including remarks, gong beating and balloons release, and continued with a seminar on National Health Insurance (JKN) at 08.00-11.00 WIB.

The seminar will present Moh. Adib Khumaidi, dr., Sp.OT Chairperson Elect of Indonesian Doctors Association Executive Board (PB IDI) 2018-2021 as the speaker on “IDI’s Role and Expectations in implementing Just Universal Health Coverage for Community”.

Director of BPJS Kesehatan Prof. Dr. dr. Fachmi Idris, M.Kes will also attend and discuss how “Maintaining Doctor Professionalism in the Age of Universal Health Coverage with Model of Capitation Financing and INA-Cbgs”. In the discussion, it will be accompanied by a solutive and concrete proposal to solve various problems with Universal Health Coverage system from the BPJS side.

This seminar is a forum to contribute ideas and solutions to national health insurance that are currently reaping a lot of controversy, especially from the medical community.

The second day, on November 10, 2018, community service activities will be held by FK UNAIR alumni from year 1961-2011. As the name implies, “105 Lights in Surabaya Sky”, this year’s FK UNAIR Anniversary contributed to the community in the form of service in 105 different places in Surabaya.

The high enthusiasm of FK UNAIR alumni made the distribution of community service even wider, reaching 380 points in Surabaya. The event will be opened with the release of pigeons in the yard of FK UNAIR and continued with community service at each point simultaneously. The social services held by FK UNAIR alumni will also be recorded in MURI’s record.

Each year of alumni will conduct community service in 2 or more different points in the city of Surabaya. The forms of community service that will be carried out include the construction of latrines, counseling, Basic Life Support training for laymen and a team of 112 Surabaya City Government, mass circumcision, cataract surgery, cervical cancer screening, and other free health services.

Construction of latrines is one form of FK UNAIR’s support for the Open Defecation Free(ODF) program which is being promoted by the Surabaya Health Office. Head of 2018 Dies Natalis Committee, Prof. Dr. Budi Santoso, dr., Sp. OG (K) explains ODF is a condition that is achieved when each individual in the community does not defecate openly.

“Because the disposal of feces that does not meet the standard requirements is very influential in the spread of environmental-based diseases, so the transmission must be stopped. One of them is by facilitating the construction of latrines, “he explained.

The event will be continued with a “reünienacht” night to strengthen ties and there will be a launching of FK UNAIR’s latest application, IKA “Doctor” application at 18.00 WIB in FK UNAIR and enlivened by Ari Lasso. This bonding event was attended by all FK UNAIR academics and alumni with their families.

The last event will be held on November 11, 2018. From 06.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m, there will be parades and folk market in the yard of UNAIR Campus A. The theme of the parade is ‘Colors of the Archipelago’. Each year alumni will put on costumes and cultural attires of the archipelago while going round FK UNAIR. The public market will present food stalls “Tjap Soerabaja Culinary” from the donations of each generation at the event.

FK UNAIR’s 105th Anniversary will commemorate 105 years of medical education in Surabaya and develop community insights in the field of medicine through community service and seminars. It is also expected to strengthen the relationship of FK UNAIR alumni ties, to establish friendship between generations, and also improve alumni creativity. (*)

Author: FK Public Relations

Editor: Bint Q. Masruroh

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