Contributing factors to strengthening local partnerships
The second wave of COVID-19 in Indonesia stressed the healthcare system, prompting shortages of medical supplies including oxygen and a lack of space in hospitals. The Indonesian Government responded with a new measure on 3 July 2021, the Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM) to restrict public mobility. While COVID-19 positive rates escalated in Yogyakarta, the status of Merapi Volcano has been at Watch/Siaga (level III) since 5 November 2020. As a result hundreds of people from surrounding villages were displaced in temporary shelters. Anticipating the potential for a complex emergency, various units of YAKKUM in Yogyakarta agreed to establish a platform called Bethesda YAKKUM Care Center (BYCC) which is jointly operated by management and staff from the Bethesda hospital, the STIKES Bethesda (health education institution), Bethesda Community Development (CD) Team, YAKKUM Emergency Unit (YEU) and Pusat Rehabilitasi YAKKUM (PRY). This paper describes the dynamics of the BYCC partnership model.
This presentation was delivered by Ms. Arshinta, Director of YAKKUM Community Development and Humanitarian Units, at the Regional Lessons Learning Symposium on COVID-19 and Its Impact on Disaster Management and Resilience.
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