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    Floating hospital of UNAIR geared for sailing across ten islands to provide healthcare

    Ksatria Airlangga Floating Hospital (RSTKA) gears its sails to provide healthcare services. This time, the targets of RSTKA’s service are ten small islands in Sumenep Regency. The community service will take place from May 14 to July 10, 2022.

    The Governor of East Java and the leadership from UNAIR officially send the floating hospital off in a ceremony. The Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPK) UNAIR Prof Amin Alamsjah PhD attended the ceremony on behalf of UNAIR Rector.

    The Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa said the humanitarian mission of RSTKA was a noble activity carried out with the cooperation of all parties from various disciplines at UNAIR. She also hopes that these noble activities and intentions will lead to equal welfare of the community in various aspects.

    In the ceremony held at Tanjung Perak Main Harbormaster Office, May 14, Prof. Amin said that UNAIR through RSTKA, hopefully, can be an example of efforts to improve the quality of services to the community, especially on remote islands. Furthermore, he continued, the service is also part of implementing higher education Tri Dharma.
    “Thus, we would like to thank all those who support this program. In particular, the Governor who continues providing support and other positive things to RSTKA,” he said.

    Furthermore, Prof Amin also hopes that the services provided by RSTKA can be better in the future. He also emphasized that there will be more service voyages, and it could continue more frequently.

    “We all expect voyage programs with the concept of health services like this to be held more frequently,” he said.

    On this cruise, many faculties of UNAIR have been involved. In addition to doctors from the Faculty of Medicine, a team from the Faculty of Pharmacy will also provide education and plant medicinal plants. A team of Faculty of Advanced Technology and Multidiscipline will provide education in transforming motor vehicles into electric vehicles and provide tools to measure oxygen levels.

    There are also those from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine who provide training to produce feed for cattle, goats, and chickens. With many faculties involved, this voyage is expected to greatly impact the community.

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