The Covid 19 pandemic that has hit the world including Bali has been more than a year old and until now the end of the pandemic has not been seen. For this reason, various efforts to handle and prevent the spread of Covid 19 continue to be carried out, both through tightening health processes and boosting vaccination efforts. Strengthening these efforts needs the support of all elements of society, be it TNI-POLRI, government and academics. The synergy that has existed so far has been strengthened and expanded so that together we will be able to get out of this pandemic.
This was conveyed by the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali, Dewa Made Indra in his speech when representing the Governor of Bali at the Student Release event as Behavior Change Ambassadors, Health Protocol Ambassadors and the Tracing Team in Dr AA Made Jelantik’s Room, 4th Floor, Faculty of Medicine, Udayana University, Denpasar, Saturday ( 29/5).
Furthermore, in his remarks, Secretary Dewa Indra who was accompanied by the Head of the Bali Provincial BPBD, Made Rentin and the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Ketut Suarjaya, expressed his appreciation and welcomed the support from Udayana University in various efforts to handle Covid -19 in Bali Province. The involvement of Faculty of Medicine students this time adds to the long list of participation and contributions from Udayana University from the beginning of the outbreak of the Corona virus in March 2020.
“We, the Provincial Government of Bali, would like to express our appreciation to Udayana University for being involved and involved, which has played a role and played a role in handling Covid-19. This task is very noble and challenging for all of us to take part in our efforts to get out of the pandemic, “he added.
The Daily Chairperson of the Bali Province Covid 19 Task Force also motivated the Udayana University Medical Faculty students who would come to the community as ambassadors for behavior change, implementation of health protocols and strengthening tracing to be able to take lessons and experiences behind this assignment and should be proud of being able to involve themselves and make a real contribution to our joint efforts to deal with the pandemic.
“Don’t make this assignment a burden, this is an extraordinary opportunity to be involved and play a real role in efforts to deal with a pandemic. The next generation of medical students do not necessarily have the experience and real role as what students do today. For that, let’s do our best, make a real contribution and we will feel proud when we can end this pandemic, “he said.
At the end of his remarks, the Bali Regional Secretary also said that based on data (28/5) the Balinese who had received the vaccine amounted to 1 million 260 thousand or around 31 percent of the total population of Bali. If viewed from the population, so that herd immunity can be formed where at least 70 percent of the population must be vaccinated, it means that vaccination has not been completed. For this reason, the implementation of vaccines still has to be accelerated and expanded, in addition to strict prokes and reinforced tracing so that we can control the spread of Covid 19 on the Island of the Gods.
In the event which was also attended by the Bali Police Chief Inspector General Putu Jayan Danu Putra, Kasdam IX / Udayana Brigadier General Harfendi, Chancellor of Udayana University Prof. AA Raka Sudewi and his staff, students from the Faculty of Medicine of Udayana University were also released as Behavior Change Ambassadors by Kasdam IX / Udayana, Ambassador Health Protocol ‘by the Bali Police Chief and the Tracing Team by the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali. (BTN / ery)