UGM has to grieve once again after one of its best students died during a student community service programme in Loksado, South Kalimantan on Thursday (7/7). Liris Ayudya Kamaratih is a student of Teaching Nurse in the UGM Vocational School class of 2013 who came from Padas, Bungkal, in Ponorogo city, East Java.
UGM Director for Community Service, Ir. Irfan Dwidya Prijambada, M.Eng., Ph.D., said Liris died in the Malaris waterfall in Loksado when she was there with other students and a local village chief.
“Witnesses saw other groups were drowning. But then Liris and three of her friends were also drowning when they tried to rescue the first group. It was Liris who died in the end,” said Irfan on Thursday (7/7).
Liris was brought to hospital but she could not survive. Irfan said UGM was very saddened by this incident. UGM will finance all expenses for the body’s return and donation for her family. UGM has also taken rapid measures by working with the regional government, local police and student community service team.
“On Friday the body was flown to Surabaya and we’re ready to receive it up to the dispatch to the home,” Irfan explained.
Irfan reiterated that during the student community service programme, all students, supervising lecturers and managers are entitled to health and accident expenses assistance to anticipate against health problems or accidents. The assistance covers death allowance, emergency for evacuation and return of body or accident, permanent inabilities, medication reimbursement, or medical treatment or surgery, and hospitalisation. UGM also assists in funerals, give allowance for broken bones cases, natural disaster allowance, physiotherapy, counselling for trauma and medical equipment assistance.
“So, like the previous year, UGM has prepared social security in the form of health and accident financing,” said Irfan.