In order to implement the University Tridarma (three ideals), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) held a free health treatment for 400 residents of Trihanggo Village, Gamping sub-district, Sleman regency. The Free health treatment which takes place at the UGM Academic Hospital (RSA) on Monday (27/6) was attended by Senior Vice Rector for Administration, Finance and Human Resources, Prof. Ainun Na'im, Ph.D., Head of Gamping sub-district, Drs. Kuntadi, Head of Trihanggo Village, Herman Budi Pramono, S.E, and Director of the RSA, Prof. dr. Arif Faisal, Sp.Rad (K).
Coordinator of the activity, dr. Siswanto, explained there are several activities within the framework of community service performed by the RSA. In addition to free health treatment, RSA recently held Training for Emergency First Aid in the Household. "The activity on June 23, 2011 was quite getting positive response from people around the hospital, followed by 35 cadres," said Siswanto.
Related with the free health treatment and screening of child development, Prof. dr. Arif Faisal, Sp.Rad (K) as the person in charge of the activity said that the free health check-up conducted by UGM RSA includes examination and medical treatment by general practitioners, dentists, and specialists, including screening of child development.
The 400 people who followed the free health treatment come from 12 sub-villages in the Trihanggo region, namely Kronggahan 1, Kronggahan 2, Trini, Baturan, Biru, Panggungan, Ngawen, Nusupan, Bedog, Salakan, Jambon and Mayangan. "We feel happy because the response of the community to RSA is quite positive, not only for the current free health treatment, but also during the training for emergency first aid in the household. The knowledge and skills transfer program for cadres receives much positive acclaim from the residents. In addition to that, soon we will have a cataract operation in the RSA," said Arif Faisal.
Drs. Kuntadi and Herman Budi Pramono, S.E welcomed the social activities organized by UGM. They expect health care for residents around the hospital continued until the RSA eventually obtained operational permits. Moreover, the Gamping sub-district is currently inhabited by 90 thousand people (20,500 households) of which 3400 households are classified as poor.
Prof. Ainun recognizes RSA operational process is not yet finished. For a while, the service for outpatient and emergency will start in July. Even so, he hopes the research activity for heart and kidney disease continues to be conducted to support the existence of the hospital.