The Ubaya Collaborates with the East Java Health Office to Educate Community in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

8 Oct, 2020

The University of Surabaya (Ubaya) collaborates with the East Java (Jatim) Provincial Health Office to educate residents on preventing the spread of COVID-19. This event is part of the UbayaforIndonesia Community Service Program (PPM) which is funded by a grant from the Ubaya Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM). Health counseling was held on Saturday, 26 September 2020 to residents of RT (neighborhood) 4, Rungkut Lor III, RW (hamlet) 06, Rungkut District, Kalirungkut Village, Surabaya.

The real action movement to prevent COVID-19 was organized by the Ubaya PPM team consisting of Alfian Hendra Krisnawan, S.Farm., M.Farm., Apt., Fawandi Fuad Alkindi, S.Farm., M.Farm., Apt., Darmawan Muttaqin, S.Psi., MA, Eko Setyo Wahyudi, S.Farm., and seven Ubaya Faculty of Pharmacy students. The activity is a form of Ubaya's concern in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the community. This activity began with providing education to residents around the campus affected by COVID-19 to maintain cleanliness and comply with health protocols outside the home activities.

On this occasion, the Ubaya PPM team invited a keynote speaker, namely drg. MVS. Ina Mahanani, M.Kes. as the Head of the Health Resources Division of the East Java Provincial Health Office who delivered her thought titled “Recognize COVID-19 and Prevent It". The participants were RW 6 Rungkut Lor III residents, which consisted of PKK (Family Welfare Development) ladies.


"RW 6 consists of RT 1 to RT 4, each RT sends five representatives to attend the socialization so that the total number of participants who attend is limited to only 20 people. In this activity, we continue to implement health protocols by wearing masks, washing hands or providing hand sanitizers, and maintaining distance," said Alfian Hendra Krisnawan.

"Later we will also make a video about training and herbal functional drink production for the residents. We will upload this video to YouTube so that people can make their own at home to increase endurance and prevent transmission of COVID-19," he continued.

At the end of the activity, the Ubaya PPM team handed over medical equipment in the form of 1 unit of thermo gun and 4 units of electric disinfectant spray equipment to the Head of RW 6. The 4 units of electric disinfectant spray were distributed to each RT so that all residents can use and feel the benefits RW 6.

"Through this activity, we hope that residents will be more aware of themselves, their families, and the environment in society related to COVID-19. Hopefully, the medical equipment we provide can be useful in preventing the spread of COVID-19," explained Alfian Hendra Krisnawan.