To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FKIK) of Unversitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, the faculty members conducted several events on Saturday and Sunday (24-25/11). First, they visited a dwelling of Former Dean of the faculty Prof. DR. dr. H. M. Ismati and Former Program Head of Hospital Management of UMY dr. Erwin Santsa, Sp.A., M.Kes.
Chief of the anniversary celebration committee dr. Farindira Vesti Rahamasari, M.Sc. told that the visit aimed to reinforce relationship among the faculty members.
Second, they also conducted a social service at Sekolah Dasar Donorito, Bangunjiwo, Bantul, “We provided several health activities for 200 people in Donorito such as an excersice and free medical checkup. We also handed over medical equipment as blood pressure and sugar measuring devices, weight scales, and others. The tools were collected by the faculty members and donated to Posyandu,” she informed.
Additionally, the faculty members promote a shift of non- communicable diseases. “The ones who suffer the diseases were the elderly, but the diseases are now happening to 15-years-old children. “We hope that people are more aware of places for children to interact,” maintained Farindira.
Besides, we provide a free medical and dental checkup for people of Donotirto. “We also affords an intensive counseling of how to detect non-communicable diseases to 30 cadres of Posyandu and Karang Taruna of Donotirto. They were trained by doctors of the faculty. We also offered a h hypnotherapy class for smokers who are willing to quit smoking,” explained Fanindira.
She added that the activities would be sustainable to be held in not only Donotirto but also other areas.