Rector of UGM, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., installed two new buildings of UGM Academic Hospital on Thursday (2/3) which coincides with the fifth anniversary of the hospital. The Bima building is used to treat patients having internal diseases whilst Parikesit building to treat children.
“The two new buildings will obviously improve the quality of services of the hospital. This Academic Hospital develops a cluster system to make one-stop services,” said Director of the Academic Hospital, Prof. Dr. Arif Faisal, Sp.Rad (K).
He further reported that in the past one year there had been significant increases in the number of patient visits to the hospital.
“We had an average of 58 percent increase as compared to the figure in previous year. I think this is in line with the additions of specialists for heart disease, pediatricians, opthalmologists, digestive surgery specialists, orthopaedists, and internists,” he said.
The increase in the number of patients, for Arif, urges the Hospital to increase the health service quality to respond to public needs. With the addition of the new buildings, the hospital can now accommodate 250 patients from previous 110 patients. In the future they will also encourage research and services, particularly in three areas of interest: neuroscience, renal diseases, pediatrics and children with special needs. A trauma centre will also be constructed with BPJS Ketenagakerjaan that will give psychological counselling program to former members of Gafatar movement in collaboration with health agency and community health centres.
The significant performance by the Academic Hospital UGM during the 5 years of establishment was appreciated by Rector of UGM. She praised the performance of the direction board of the hospital and Faculty of Medicine UGM that have been able to improve the quality of the hospital services.
She saw the progress made by the hospital calls for appreciation amidst the challenges and competitions they are facing. This is due to the cooperation of many parties to give services based on technology, supported by research.
“In this type of condition, the Academic Hospital made a breakthrough by giving optimum facilities that are not available in other hospitals. Under Cooperation System, we can catch up with technology advancement,” she said, hoping the Academic Hospital would continue to make breakthroughs in line with the socio-entrepreneurship spirit that is adopted by UGM.
“Let’s together do co-creation, networking with others to improve health services to society as well as research in order that our state gets more progressive and healthy,” said Dwikorita.