Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., inaugurated KORPAGAMA Family Physician Clinic. The inauguration was marked by sheath opening and the signing of inscription board in the Clinic that is situated at Agro Road No.38 C Bulaksumur UGM on Thursday (8/12). Also presenting and witnessing the event were KORPGAMA Chairman, Prof. Dr. Ir. Susamto Somowiyarjo, M. Sc, Vice Deans of UGM and representatives of residents around the Clinic.
The change from public health center into a Family Physician Clinic is a long process. The establishment of this clinic is due to the concerns of UGM on the health of residents. "This is the first time that a Family Physician Clinic is established in campus environment," Susamto Somowiyarjo said in his speech.
Various "outstanding" achievements, Susamto said, had been presented to UGM Branch Public Health Center. This health center breaks the record in issuing referral letters. In addition, this health center is the only health center involving Professors in health services for the community. "There are two important reasons why it is changed into Family Physician Clinic. Besides the expiration of cooperation with Ministry of Health, the establishment of the clinic is expected to help many local people in terms of health services," the Professor of Faculty of Agriculture UGM said.
The basic concept of organizing health care center on the campus of UGM is to give health care services for community around UGM, employees and their families as well as retired staff who are members of Health Insurance (Askes) in particular.
Susamto Somowiyarjo emphasized that Family Physician Clinic service is a social activity oriented to the interests of public health, not profits, in providing community health services around the campus and the academic society of UGM. "Therefore, KORPAGAMA UGM needs to build a partnership with PT Askes," he added.
Meanwhile, dr. Wahidi expressed the establishment of Family Physician Clinic is an effort to build the image of primary health care to the community. Besides, it tries to reduce the level of referrals by maintaining citizens’ health before falling ill. "This is the case because the science of Family Medicine happens from downstream to upstream," he said.
The services provided by the UGM Family Physician Clinic include health care for ASKES card holders and referrals provision. It also opens a specialist consulting service. Dental health service opens on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 08:00 to 10:00 pm, including consultation, tooth extraction (exo), teeth patching and scaling.
Public Health Service is open every day, including consultation, public health and medicine/ primary action. While Maternal and Children Health service opens on Monday and Thursday at 08:00 – 11:00 pm, including consultation, examination of pregnancy, primary immunization, family planning and IHC. On Friday at 6:30 – 08:00, there is Fitness Gymnastics.