SCOPH – BERSIN (Bersama CIMSA UPH Lawan Covid-19)
Written by mcdcimsa, on July 7th, 2020
On Tuesday, May 19th 2020, BNPB Indonesia reported that there were 486 new cases of covid-19. This resulted in a total of 18,496 corona virus cases in Indonesia. As of now, the confirmed cases of covid-19 in Indonesia has jumped to a total of 64,968 patients with the majority of the patients located in East Java (14,321 patient). As the number of patients in Indonesia rises day by day, the government decided to loosen up the PSBB. From this action, there were many people who decided to get out of their home and spend more time outside despite the rises in corona virus’s cases. From this data we conclude that the awareness of corona virus in Indonesia is still low.
Based on that data, CIMSA UPH and SCOPH UPH decided to form a covid response team, BERSIN – Bersama CIMSA UPH Lawan Covid-19, so that we can raise awareness of corona virus and specific subjects that surround it. BERSIN UPH was formed on 19th of August 2020 and consist of 28 people. We decided that we would create 2 separate projects that will be conducted in the first and third week of June.
The main topic for the first project was about PSBB and how to prepare ourselves in this new era. We chose this topic as our first project because on that week, the government had just released a new regulation regarding PSBB. In this project, a publication was done on the second, forth and seventh of June 2020. In the first and second publication, we published infographic through CIMSA UPH’s Instagram account that explains about covid-19 and PSBB. On the final day of the project we held a webinar through IG Live with Dr. dr. Allen Widysanto, Sp.P, CTTS and dr. Nathania Raphaeli Mulia to further discuss about Covid-19, PSBB and the New Normal life. The webinar was viewed by 80+ users.
On the second project, we decided to pick the topic of health worker’s mental health. We chose this topic because we feel that in this pandemic, mental health is often neglected. The publication was done on the 17th, 19th and 21st of June 2020. On the first day of the publication we posted infographic through CIMSA UPH’s Instagram account that explained about mental health, covid-19 and their relation. Then, on the second day of the publication we published a video of an interview with dr. Engelberta Pardamean, Sp.KJ that discusses about the importance of mental health during pandemic. On the third and final day of the publication we held a webinar through Zoom with:
1. dr. Theo Audi Yanto Lemuel, Sp.PD
2. dr. Adrian Setiaji
3. Ns. Jolamda Melda Toisuta, S. Kep.
4. Olphi Disya Arinda, S. Psi
As our speakers.
On that event, we discuss the mental state of health workers and how to prepare ourselves as future health workers. The webinar was viewed by 150 users.
By helding this project, we hope that we could raise awareness of COVID-19 and educate about PSBB and the importance of staying at home. We also hope that this project could raise awareness about mental health during pandemic and show a glimpse of health worker’s mental health to the public.