Udayana University Again Extends Cooperation with the Lembata Regency Government, NTT

Udayana University (Unud) has again extended its collaboration with the Lembata Regency Government, which was marked by the signing of an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by both parties at the Postgraduate Building, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar, Friday (2/9/2022). The event was attended by the Rector  of Unud who in this case was represented by the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and his staff. Meanwhile, the Lembata Regency Government was attended directly by the Regent of Lembata along with the Director of the Lewoleba Hospital and their ranks.

Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information Unud Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes in his speech said that the collaboration has been in progress through the Faculty of Medicine and continues with the extension of the MoU and continued with the Cooperation Agreement in the context of sending residents to Lewoleba Hospital, Lembata Regency Government which is currently focused on the Surgeon Specialist Study Program. , Clinical Pathology Specialist, and Anesthesiologist and Intensive Therapy Specialist.

Unud carries out the mandate with Hasanuddin University through the Eastern Indonesia Higher Education Forum as a university that plays an active role in the development of the eastern Indonesia region, therefore various collaborations in the context of improving human resources in the region are highly appreciated by the leadership of Udayana University and provide opportunities for residents to serve to various regions through the coordination of faculty leaders.

The university leadership also opens opportunities for local men to continue their education at Udayana University in accordance with the existing mechanism with the hope that after completing their education they will return to their hometown to devote their knowledge. Through this collaboration, it is hoped that it will provide benefits to the Lembata Regency Government, especially in the development of human resources and health services. He also appreciated the Lembata Regency Government for providing the opportunity for Unud to use Lewoleba Hospital as a vehicle for education.

While the Regent of Lembata, Drs. Marsianus Jawa, M.Si conveyed his presence at Unud to ask for support and cooperation as well as assistance, where poverty is still high in the area as well as stunting and health aspects are still a problem so that one of the things that is needed is what is stated in this collaboration. Therefore, he hopes to get support from the Faculty of Medicine, Unud. Assistance and cooperation are needed in overcoming social problems in the area.

In this activity, discussions were also held regarding the implementation of the cooperation that has been running so far, including those related to sending residents to Lembata Regency.