23 November 2016

2017, doctorSHARE targets to launch RSA Nusa Waluya II


To provide more effective medical services, doctorSHARE (Yayasan Dokter Peduli) will add a fleet of Floating Hospitals named RSA Nusa Waluya II. The Secretary General of doctorSHARE, Dr. Marselina Mieke stated that currently RSA Nusa Waluya II is still in the fundraising stage. At least 16.6 billion rupiah is needed to make this third floating hospital.

“For now, around 4 billion rupiah has been collected which consists of room adoption, goods donations, fund donations, and there is also from the kitabisa.com campaign,” explained Dr. Marselina Mieke at doctorSHARE’s 7th Anniversary press conference at Jetski CafĂ©, Jl. Pantai Mutiara Blok R No. 57, North Jakarta on Saturday (19/11).

RSA Nusa Waluya II is a barge consisting of containers arranged in three floors. The design of this floating hospital ship will be made to look like a hospital.

The facilities inside will be more complete starting from the emergency room, operating room, radiology room, polyclinic room, patient ward, and multipurpose building. The multipurpose building will be used for health trainings.

“The plan (RSA Nusa Waluya II) is to be located in West Southeast Maluku Regency. Last year we surveyed there, between the Larat Islands and Fordata. The initial plan is like that,” said Dr. Mieke.

More specifically, RSA Nusa Waluya II will provide health training to health workers in the region for six months. These health workers are expected to be better at providing health services to the people in their area.

“We want to create a more sustainable program. The maternal and child mortality rate is not bad in Indonesia. We will provide training to midwives. Ultrasound training for midwives will enable them to detect abnormalities early so that complications during childbirth can be handled by the midwives themselves,” added Dr. Mieke.

In line with dr. Mieke, RSA Nusa Waluya II Program coordinator dr. Debby Kurniawati Adi Saputra also said that the RSA Nusa Waluya II program is directed at empowering local health workers in accordance with doctorSHARE’s vision, in addition to providing medical services.

“We hope this program can run to help the government and the local Health Office in improving health services for the community. Furthermore, the existence of RSA Nusa Waluya II is expected to be a pilot mode of health services in the islands,” explained Dr. Debby.

A member of the RSA Nusa Waluya II fundraising team, Julia Windasari Tan, stated that the fundraising was done through several channels. One of them is through collaboration with fashion designer, Stella Rissa, who designs scarves to be sold and 100% of the profits are donated to RSA Nusa Waluya II.

In addition to fashion, fundraising will also be done in the field of art through charity auctions of art products. Proposals are also being submitted to several government agencies and companies.
“The hope is that at the launch of this third ship we can confidently state that this third ship is truly the result of the efforts of all Indonesian people,” said Julia who also represented her father, Tjandra Onawah, as the donor of the barge to be used as RSA Nusa Waluya II.