10 June 2023

Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital Touches the Lives of Ten Thousand Central Buton Residents


The Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital successfully provided medical services for approximately 14 weeks in Central Buton, starting from March 4 to June 9, 2023. The services provided at the Nusa Waluya II Floating Hospital include general poly, specialist poly, dental poly, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) poly, 24-hour Emergency Installation (IGD), 24-hour labor services, surgical procedures, and island medical services.

During March – June a total of 40 specialist volunteers provided services in Central Buton. Consisting of 12 surgeons, 6 obstetricians, 1 cardiologist, 3 internal medicine specialists, 7 anesthesiologists, 2 pediatricians, 6 eye specialists, 1 ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist, 1 skin specialist and 1 neurologist.

The total number of beneficiaries served for 14 weeks was 10,588. This achievement is due to the very high enthusiasm of the community considering the limited access to health services in the region. The services provided included 4867 general poly, 2071 specialist poly, and 921 dental poly. A total of 671 patients were operated on, consisting of 193 major operations, 324 minor operations, and 154 eye operations.

For programs related to MCH (Maternal and Child Health), visits by pregnant women who came for ANC (Antenatal Care) checks were 458, with a total of 21 deliveries on board. 9 of which were through normal labor, and 12 through vaginal delivery. For health promotion activities a total of 968 participants, namely 325 Dokcil participants, 41 midwives ANC training participants, and 602 health counseling participants.

Furthermore, RSA Nusa Waluya II is ready to reach Larat Island, Saumlaki Regency, Maluku Province. After a short maintenance, the RSA Nusa Waluya II barge will leave Buton to sail the ocean – through the deepest ocean, the Banda Sea, then shift to the southernmost island of Maluku, Larat Island. It is planned that medical services in Larat will begin at the end of August 2023.