Universitas Gadjah Mada encourages all its academic community, both students, lecturers, and education personnel, to conduct independent screening.
UGM encouraged its community members to provide screening forms independently through an integrated information system (SIMASTER) or the SIMASTER mobile application. At the same time, the data stored in the way will only be used by the UGM COVID-19 Task Force team for mitigation purposes.
"Screening aims to see to whom needs to do a test, so I supposed, it can be one of the ways to facilitate the vigilance of COVID-19," said Dr. Riris Andono Ahmad, M.P.H., Ph.D., UGM Covid-19 team, Friday (20/3).
In other words, screening for risk protection carried out as an effort to anticipate and assist and provide health services for UGM community members.
He quoted UGM as having provided a variety of material on Covid-19, ways of transmission, consideration, debate to social distance, and independent isolation. Besides, it also conducts health education and promotion related to clean living to prevent personal or environmental problems.
"We produce a lot of communication materials to provide the understanding and rectify the confusion of information," he explained.
Counseling efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 throughout the entire UGM community are also continuing. UGM encouraged its academicians to remain calm and uncomplicated, to avoid outside home activities temporarily, and to avoid crowds.
"UGM ensures to lose various activities to prevent transmission such as preventing mobility in and outside the country, traveling to Jakarta, doing online lectures, and working from home," explained the lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FKKMK).
How UGM deals with Coronavirus in the campus environment? After previously determining the alert status and handling emergency response handling Covid-19, UGM also undergoes spraying disinfectants on campus.
Translator: Natasa A