Udayana University Collaborates with Provita Papua Hospital

Denpasar - Located in the Meeting Room of dr. A.A Made Djelantik Faculty of Medicine Udayana University Sudirman Campus, Denpasar, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Udayana University and PT Duta Damai Papua as the owner of Provita Papua Hospital, Thursday (28/4/2022). The signing of the MoU was attended by the Rector of Udayana University, the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information, the Dean and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Spokesperson for the Rector, Coordinator of Cooperation and Public Relations along with the ranks and UPIKS Faculty of Medicine Udayana University. Meanwhile, from the Provita Hospital in attendance, namely the Director and Commissioner of PT Duta Damai Papua as the owner of the Provita Hospital, and the Director of Provita Hospital and their staff.

The Rector of Udayana University Prof. I Nyoman Gde Antara in his speech conveyed a glimpse of the profile of Udayana University and also one of the faculties, namely Faculty of Medicine Udayana University, which will collaborate. The Rector also said that he has special memories with Papua. Besides that, there are also Regents and Hospitals that collaborate with Udayana University, one of which is through Faculty of Medicine where alumni are in great demand or residents to develop hospitals there. As Rector, he is always open to cooperation, especially in the service of providing services to the community wherever it is located. His party will strongly support this collaboration, one of which is through sending residents to the regions. It also opens opportunities for prospective specialist doctors at the Provita Papua Hospital to study at Udayana University. The Rector hopes that this collaboration can be sustainable.

Meanwhile, the President Commissioner of PT Duta Damai Papua Gabriel Ngga, OFM (Pastor) in his speech expressed his appreciation for the acceptance from Udayana University. As the organizer of PT Duta Damai and Provita Hospital, his party feels grateful to be able to build a collaboration because from the start they have paid attention to the health sector. To foster the health of the Papuan people who are scattered in the mountains and coasts whose health is very concerning. His party pays great attention to where the needs and challenges are enormous, considering that traditional health services are no longer possible because health and disease are increasingly complex, so the demand for services must be increased. For this reason, it is trying to establish several hospitals. The needs of the community, especially related to health, are expected to be handled by the hospital. For this reason, his party also needs adequate health workers so that they collaborate with Udayana University to complement the hospital's human resources, especially specialist doctors. Because for treatment outside Papua the cost is quite high where transportation costs are very high. So it is hoped that there will be specialists at the Provita Papua Hospital. His party is very happy to open opportunities through collaboration with Udayana University.

In the signing of this MoU, a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) was also signed between the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University and the Director of the Provita Papua Hospital as a follow-up to the MoU. One of the focuses of cooperation is in the field of human resources to improve services at the Provita Papua Hospital.