29 January 2021

Medical services of RSA Nusa Waluya II in Senayang District, Riau Islands


After hibernating for almost 2 years after medical services for the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Palu in 2018, plus the pandemic period that occurred, the Floating Hospital (RSA) Nusa Waluya II practically did not carry out voyages and medical services on remote islands as planned.

After designing a service system that meets the COVID-19 health protocol plus RSA Nusa Waluya II has a PCR Lab, finally in January 2021, RSA Nusa Waluya II provided medical services to residents in Senayang District, Lingga Regency, Riau Islands Province, on January 18-28, 2021.

In conducting this medical service, the doctorSHARE Team through the Floating Hospital (RSA) Nusa Waluya II consisted of 21 permanent staff and 15 medical and non-medical volunteers who were dispatched from a number of Provinces namely Jakarta, Makassar, and Medan.

The team carries out medical services with strict health protocols, following health protocols that have been designed in such a way as mandated by the Ministry of Health and adapted to the pattern of mobile hospitals, in this case the Floating Hospital.

In this RSA, there is a Red General Poly for patients who are suspected of COVID-19 based on self-screening tests, and Green General Poly for patients who do not have symptoms that lead to COVID-19. In addition, there is a Maternal and Child Health Clinic served by midwives. The Emergency Room (IGD) functions as it should, receiving patients with emergencies.

In addition to providing medical services at RSA Nusa Waluya II, the team conducted a pick-up service by visiting the community on Penaah Island, the local sub-district with a team from the local Puskesmas and KSOP. This was done because not all communities have access to the RSA.

During the ten days of medical services in Senayang District, Riau Islands, the doctorSHARE volunteer team managed to provide medical services to 490 patients. Among these patients, 10 patients underwent major surgery and 35 patients underwent minor surgery.

The ten-day medical service activity was closed with a community service activity to clean the gutters and garbage along the roads and beaches with the team from the Puskesmas.

“doctorSHARE Media Team”