Yogyakarta, 7 November 2023 - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) donates health equipment in the form of an AliveCor KardiaMobile 6L ECG device to the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Gadjah Mada University (FK-KMK UGM). This initiative demonstrates the company's commitment to strengthening health services for the community.
The donation was symbolically handed over by the Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Yogyakarta Dovi Kurniawan to the Vice Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Community Service of FK-KMK UGM Dr. dr. Sudadi, Sp.An-TI., Subsp.N.An(K)., Subsp.An.R(K). This event took place at SD Negeri Percobaan 2 Yogyakarta on Tuesday (7/11). The ceremony was also attended by the Head of Health Office for Special Region of Yogyakarta Endang Pamungkasiwi, SKM., M.Kes, Representative from Sleman District Health Office dr. Lina Nur Islamiyyah Yunus, COHARD-PH Team Leader of Dr. Sardjito General Hospital Prof. Dr. Lucia Kris Dinarti, Sp.PD(K)., Sp.JP(K), and the Principal of SDN Percobaan 2 Sri Hartini, S.Pd.
Under Bakti BCA, BCA is committed to supporting the government’s efforts to prepare the Golden Indonesia 2045 generation. This support includes addressing various challenges, such as those in the health sector. Data from the Heartology Cardiovascular Center indicates that 80,000 babies are born with congenital heart disease in Indonesia each year. Unfortunately, approximately 25 percent of these newborns require significant medical treatment during their first years of life.
Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Yogyakarta Dovi Kurniawan stated, “The context we've observed has led us to recognize that congenital heart disease in Indonesia remains a major health concern for the public. Consequently, multiple efforts are needed from various stakeholders, including private enterprises. BCA, as a bank deeply connected with the community, is dedicated to enhancing public health quality and advancing medical knowledge within our country. As a result, our support signifies our concrete commitment to aiding in the early detection of congenital heart disease in children”.
In accordance with this, BCA has supplied FK UGM with a 6-Lead KARDIA ECG device to aid in research for early detection of congenital heart disease. This initiative aligns with the Special Region of Yogyakarta Governor's Regulation Number 103 of 2021, which pertains to the Yogyakarta Lestari Healthy Life Movement Regional Action Plan for 2021-2025. To support this endeavor, today, the 6-Lead ECG is being tested on first-grade students at SDN Percobaan 2 Yogyakarta.
The Vice Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Community Service at the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM, Dr. dr. Sudadi, Sp.An-TI., Subsp.N.An(K), Subsp.An.R(K), along with Professor Dr. dr. Lucia Kris Dinarti, Sp.PD (K), Sp.JP (K), who leads the screening team for congenital heart disease in children and the COHARD-PH (Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension) team, stated, “On behalf of FK-KMK UGM, BCA's donation will be a valuable asset that supports medical research and education at FK-KMK UGM. We will make the best use of this 6-Lead ECG to train and educate Primary School Health Educators and local health professionals at health centers, enabling them to become more skilled in early detection of congenital heart disease in children. This will help ensure the successful implementation of the congenital heart disease screening program for children, as stipulated in the Regulation of the Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.”
BCA, through Bakti BCA, has previously provided various medical equipment and facilities to support healthcare institutions in Indonesia. These include items such as ambulances, LED Operating Lamp Dual Head, Anesthesia 2 Vaporizer Infinium, ICU BED + Ventilator Mattress, and Bedside Monitors, which have been distributed to several hospitals and healthcare organizations like SPBK Perdami and the Indonesian Red Cross. Moreover, BCA regularly conducts social outreach programs, such as free cataract surgeries, blood donation drives, and free health check-ups.
“Our hope is that with early detection of congenital heart disease, medical treatment and care will become more precise. BCA also hopes that this support can have a sustained positive impact on public health,” concluded Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Yogyakarta Dovi Kurniawan.
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BCA Donates ECG Device to Strengthen Healthcare Services – Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Yogyakarta Dovi Kurniawan (left), accompanied by COHARD-PH Team Leader of Dr. Sardjito General Hospital Prof. Dr. dr. Lucia Kris Dinarti, Sp.PD(K), Sp.JP(K) (top middle), provided training on screening for congenital heart disease in children to Primary School Health Educators from SDN Percobaan 2 Yogyakarta using the 6-Lead ECG device donated by BCA. The donation of this medical equipment is one of the company’s commitments to strengthen healthcare services for the community.
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BCA's Commitment to Realizing Indonesia's Golden Generation 2045 – Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Yogyakarta Dovi Kurniawan (middle left) donates a 6-Lead EKG device to Vice Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Community Service at the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM Dr. dr. Sudadi, Sp.An-TI., Subsp.N.An(K), Subsp.An.R(K) (middle right). Being a banking institution closely connected to the community, BCA places particular emphasis on enhancing public health quality and supporting the development of medical knowledge in the country.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 September 2023)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of September 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 39 million customer accounts, processing around 81 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,252 branches; 18,705 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 25,000 employees, BCA’s vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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