In the framework of social bhakti activities, Universitas Brawijaya Hospital (RSUB) in cooperation with Eye Specialist Association of Indonesia (PERDAMI) Branch Malang Raya degree free cataract surgery held Saturday (28/4) at Universitas Brawijaya Hospital. The event which started at 08.00 am was also attended by expert staff of Vice Rector IV Universitas Brawijaya, Dr. Eng. I Nyoman Suluh Wijaya, ST., MT, Head of PERDAMI Malang Raya Branch, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Universitas Brawijaya, and Dean of Faculty of Dentistry Universitas Brawijaya.
Director of RSUB, Dr. dr. Aswoco Andyk Asmoro, Sp. An revealed that free cataract surgery will be done periodically as a form of dedication RSUB to the community included in one of the execution of Tri Dharma Higher Education. Andyk also said that through this cataract surgery can help the government program to eradicate blindness nationally 2020.
Prior to the operation, the participants had been screened by the RSUB eye specialist, dr. Fariz Nufiarwan, Sp. M and dr. Yasmin Sani, Sp. M. From the registration process of prospective participants, 57 people are eligible for this stage. The implementation of the action was repeated on Saturday (28/4) and post-operative control (29/4). Furthermore, cataract surgery will be done gradually.
Dean of UB Medical Faculty, Dr. dr. Sri Andarini, M. Kes revealed that this social activities activity is a positive activity because UB Medical Faculty can contribute to donate medical personnel and can improve the competence in accordance with the vision of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi mission. Meanwhile, the expert staff of Vice Rector IV Universitas Brawijaya, Dr. Eng. I Nyoman Suluh Wijaya, ST., MT expressed his support for social devotional activities conducted by RSUB and PERDAMI. Hopefully, such activities will be able to increase brand awareness of the community against RSUB.