ACT's Five Excellent Health Service Programs for the Community

The importance of public health cannot be overstated. ACT's Humanity Medical Services has five excellent programs that the community can use.

Children drink milk
Children drink milk from Indonesian Child Nutrition Operations (OGAI) in North Jakarta (ACTNews/M. Ubaidillah).

ACTNews, SOUTH JAKARTA – ACT established Humanity Medical Services (HMS) to serve the community in the health sector. HMS has five excellent programs running throughout its operation.

Humanity Medical Careline (HMC) 

Dr. Alifa Astuti, ACT HMS Doctor-Coordinator for Humanity Medical Careline (HMC), explains that people with middle to lower incomes often hesitate to seek health care. They are concerned about the estimated cost of just a consultation.

Humanity Medical Careline, a telecommunications-based program that patients can access from home, is here to facilitate and bring people closer to health access.

"The public can consult with doctors, receive medical consultation, medical delivery services, refer to hospitals, ambulance services, doctor visits to homes, pick up corpses, and borrow oxygen cylinders through HMC. The community can contact us through WhatsApp at +62812 9536 2056 or by phone at +6221 2940 7165 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday," Dr. Alifah explained on Thursday (1/13/2022). The service is free of charge.

Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation (OGAI)

Malnutrition in children can lead to a variety of diseases. Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation exists to address the nutritional deficiencies that many children in Indonesia continue to face.

OGAI carried out many activities, including parent and pregnant woman nutrition education, distribution of nutritious food, distribution of nutritious breakfast meals, and assistance with one million liters of milk for children.

Medical Social Rescue (MSR) 

MSR is a more in-depth patient assistance program. Patients will be helped with everything from fundraising to administrative tasks.

Volunteers learn CPR for basic life support. (ACTNews/M. Ubaidillah)

"This MSR support begins with treatment, continues with assistance while undergoing treatment, and ends with treatment." "Specifically for serious diseases," Dr. Alifa explained.

"MSR's support is in the form of medicine, medical assistance, and special treatment for serious illnesses," explained Dr. Alifa.

Medical Education and Volunteer Network

The HMS-ACT team provides a lot of health education through this program, both in the form of counseling and basic life training in the form of dealing with people who faint, have chest pain, or are short of breath.

Global Mental Care (GMC) 

Global Mental Care is the fifth program. The program oversees an intermediary house for people with mental disorders (ODGJ) or Narcotics, Psychotropic, and Other Addictive Substances. Later, patients with ODGJ or drugs who have undergone treatment will be sent home.

"However, if the patient's family or environment is less accepting of the patient's condition, the patient will be accommodated in the intermediary's home. It is kind of like a rehabilitation center," Dr. Alifa explained. []