YOGYAKARTA- A day before the inauguration of Healthy Indonesia activity by First Lady Ani Yudhoyono at the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Gadjah Mada along with Solidarity of the Wives of United Indonesia Cabinet (SIKIB) held a series of social activities in Hargotirto Prosperous village, Kokap, Kulon Progo. Tree planting and handover of cars and motorcycles were also done.
The event was attended by, among others, Coordinator of SIKIB, Ratna Joko Suyanto; Kulon Progo Regent, Toyo Santoso Dipo, and Dean of Faculty of Medicine UGM, Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Ph.D. Also attending the event were Okke Hatta Radjasa, Sylvia Amelia Agung Laksono, Laily M. Nuh, Smart Indonesia Coordinator; Herawati Wirayudha, Creative Indonesia Coordinator; Amdhani Hendarman Supandji, Coordinator of Healthy Indonesia; Annie Freddy Numberi, Care Indonesia Coordinator; Erna Witoelar, Green Indonesia Coordinator, and a number of wives the Cabinet officials.
According to Ali Ghufron, several sections in the Faculty of Medicine UGM participated in activities for eye health, female reproduction, consultation and treatment of common diseases, consultation and treatment of dental problems and mouth as well as minor surgery. The event was attended by thousands members of Hargotirto community and its surrounding. "This is to provide health services to the community, especially at Hargotirto, Kokap. The event was held at the Public Health Clinic of Kokap II and SDN Inpres Plaosan, Hargotirto Prosperous Village," said Ghufron said.
Days before, Faculty of Medicine has also sent its students to participate in Community Health Field Practice (K3M). It is an integral part of the medical profession educational process that is synchronized with the Community Empowerment Field Practice (KKN PPM) and it has started since September 2002. "This must be followed by students who are health personnel candidates from existing departments at Faculty of Medicine UGM such as, Doctoral Education, School of Nursing, and Public Health Nutrition. So, it is a kind of internship for doctors," he said.
In the same place, Kokap Subdistric Head, Santoso, SIP, welcomed the activities undertaken by UGM-SIKIB. In his opinion, the existence of Healthy Village Hargotirto in Kokap indicates synergy that involves the community. The program in Hargotirto emphasizes more on programs to reduce maternal mortality by involving partnership between traditional birth attendants and midwives. "This activity is a clear form of synergy between the community, UGM, and SIKIB. In Hargotirto, to reduce maternal mortality involves partnerships between traditional birth attendants and midwives," Santoso said.
Meanwhile, SIKIB Coordinator, Ratna Joko Suyanto, said that this activity is one obvious form of devotion performed by the wives of ministers of United Indonesia Cabinet. SIKIB promote to nourish, educate, and improve welfare of the Indonesian nation. "Social Service and the launching of a healthy village have long been pioneered by UGM together with SIKIB," said Ratna.
In the event, some glasses were given to students and some motorcycles to midwives. In closing, the tree planting of matoa, mango, Kepel, and sawo kecik was conducted by SIKIB members.
Hargotirto Prosperous Villages is located in the Kokap subdistrict with an area of 14,713. In the village is also situated Sermo Reservoir, which is one source of water in Kulon Progo.