YOGYAKARTA-UGM, again, lost its best son. Professor of Faculty of Medicine, Prof. (Emr) Dr. dr. Adi Soekarto, Sp.KJ, passed away. He died on Monday (5/3) at 17.00 pm in Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta. One of his relatives, R. Suharjono, said that Prof. Adi Soekarto passed away at the age of 73 years old, leaving one son, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
"It’s an honor for the family as the deceased gets the last compliments in this UGM Hall," Suharjono said, representing the family in his speech at a ceremony in UGM Hall on Tuesday (6/3).
At the ceremony, Suharjono also said that the deceased would not be buried in the UGM Sawitsari Cemetery, but in Gulon, Salam, Magelang, adjacent to his wife’s tomb.
Meanwhile, UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D, on the occasion expressed his grief and condolences from UGM academic community on the professor’s death. The rector also briefly recalled the contents of the late professor’s inaugural speech in Psychiatry Sciences of Faculty of Medicine, August 26, 2004, entitled Family Manipulation in the Relapse Prevention of Patients with Schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is one of the most severe mental disorders with little hope of recovery and frequent relapse. At that time, the professor offered a solution through family manipulation that emphasized on sincerity, compassion and reduced levels of emotion, especially parents to children.
"May the legacy of the professor in science benefit the wider community," Sudjarwadi said.
After getting the last compliments from UGM, the body of Prof. (Emr) Dr. dr. Adi Soekarto, Sp.KJ, was dispatched to the cemetery in Gulon. Attending the memorial ceremony were Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. dr. Ghufron Mukti Ali, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Medicine, dr. Rr. Titi Savitri Prihatiningsih, M.Med.Ed., Ph.D., and Managing Director of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, dr. Mochammad Syafak Hanung, SpA.
Prof. (emr) Dr. dr. Adi Soekarto, Sp.KJ was born in Magelang, October 5, 1939. He was appointed as Professor Emeritus of Faculty of Medicine on January 1, 2009.