“Diponegoro University is committed to implementing a Healthy Campus which is a national program from the Ministry of Health where Undip was chosen to be a national level pilot in implementing a Healthy Campus program. The Undip Health Campus team has also participated in joint training with the Semarang City Health Office and Rowosari Health Center. The Integrated Non-Communicable Diseases Guidance Post or POSBINDU PTM, one of Undip’s Healthy Campus programs, is greatly supported by Undip Rector. The examination includes blood pressure, blood sugar level, abdominal circumference, height, and weight to calculate the Body Mass Index as those are initial screening of the health condition of Undip employees,” said Bina Kurniawan, S.KM., M.Kes. as the Head of Undip Healthy Campus Team at the Undip POSBINDU PTM event at the Office for Occupational Safety and Health (24/3).
He further explained that with POSBINDU, we can see a description of the health condition of Undip employees, where the results will be recapitulated and graphed, for example in this month there are many employees indicated to have high blood sugar level. Those results are warnings and the patients must be analyzed further by a doctor. Besides to detect early symptoms, the purpose of health screening is to monitor the risk factors of non-communicable diseases. Undip Healthy Campus activities will also be reported to the Ministry of Health so that the Ministry of Health will check the development of the Healthy Campus pilot program.
“We are collaborating with the Health Office, Health Center, UKM KSR FKM and KSR Undip to be directly involved in the implementation of this activity. The examination is intended to see the initial condition of Undip employees. It is hoped that in the future, in addition to collaborating with the Rowosari Health Center, we can cooperate with the RSND or the Pratama Clinic as a follow-up if there is an employee who has a high blood sugar level or blood pressure in the initial screening condition. If it is found to be abnormal, we will suggest the patient to get examined at the hospital that is registered to BPJS,” he continued.
“In order to support the Healthy Campus program, employees are expected to take part in health screenings to know their health conditions or detect early potential health problems which can lead to certain diseases in someone,” he said. (Lin – Public Relations)