Yogyakarta- Faculty of Medicine UGM, Sunday night (19/12) launched Kagama Card for 17 thousands of alumni spread all over Indonesia and abroad. The launching of the card was symbolically marked with the handover of the card by Vice Head of BRI Yogyakarta, Imam Widodo, to Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, M.Sc., Head of Medical Kagama, Dr. Sugiri Syarief, Director of Dr. Sardjito General Hospital, Prof. Dr. dr. Budi Mulyono, and Deputy Dean of Academic, Alumni, Business and Welfare of the Faculty, Prof. dr. Suhardjo, S.U., Sp.M(K).
This activity is sponsored by the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), United States Department of Justice, with the instructor John A. Montanio. Equipped with this knowledge, disaster emergency situation in many areas vulnerable to disasters can be handled better in the future. "After the training, participants would be far better in understanding the principles of ICS (Incident Command System), about the legislation in force, the establishment of emergency response organization structure, organization of resources, and staff. They are also expected to be able to conduct the disaster emergency contingency planning and integrated command training," said Sudibyakto.
Sugiri said that the alumni card is not only for doctoral alumni but also all levels in Faculty of Medicine UGM, starting from diploma of medical and nursery, doctors, to specialist doctor. The card is expected to ease the alumni to share and support the development of education in Faculty of Medicine. “At least, the card can improve alumni’s privilege,” he said.
The card launching took place at Radioputro Building Faculty of Medicine UGM simultaneously with alumni gathering and initiation of the 40th Anniversary of the Faculty. The Chairman Committee of the Anniversary, Prof. dr. Suhardjo, S.U., Sp.M(K)., said that the peak event of the Anniversary will be on 5 March 2011. Previously, the event was focused on community service for those affected by Merapi eruptions. Various events held were alumni gathering on Sunday evening, sport championship, keroncong (Indonesian typical music) competition, tumpeng (rice cone) competition, fun walk, and art competition.
He added that the community service given to people affected by Merapi eruptions was intended to help and reduce their burden, to empower health workers in Turi sub-district of Sleman. They also gave check-up and eyeglasses assistance, free cataract surgery, health service in Code River watershed Yogyakarta and water purifier aid for people around Code river. “All activities is focused on community service for Merapi,” he said.