Universitas Widyatama and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Malaysia carried out community service (P2M) by providing worship equipment and stunting handling to Al Islam Mother and Child Hospital Cicadas.

The presence of UiTM Malaysia and Widyatama University was welcomed by the Director of Al Islam Mother and Child Hospital located at Jalan Awi Bitung No. 29-31.

UiTM students and representatives from Widyatama University were also invited to tour Al Islam Mother and Child Hospital Cicadas.

Secretary of Widayatama University, Dra Uning Kuraesin M.Pd, said that the assistance provided was indeed focused on stunting.

He said in general in Indonesia, stunting is still above 20 percent and stunting is also one of the government’s programs to prevent stunting.

“In the auspices of education that cares for the community, we get information if Al Islam Hospital records stunting so that we contribute to providing vitamins to pregnant women,” said Uning at Al Islam Mother and Child Hospital Cicadas, Saturday (9/3/2024).

Uning said by providing this vitamin is expected to continue by providing additional food for pregnant women and toddlers.

Director of Al Islam Bandung Hospital, dr. Patuh Ikranegara MMRS, said that this stunting problem is one of the visions of Al Islam Hospital that cannot be done 100 percent because it requires collaboration.

“The problem of stunting is not only the first 1,000 births, but the child to be born must be programmed before conception. Even during pregnancy, important knowledge and management are needed,” said Patuh.

Pregnancy vitamins to prevent stunting, said Patuh, will be given to pregnant women through urban villages that have collaborated with Al Islam Hospital.

The provision of assistance in the form of worship equipment was also given by UITM Malaysia to Islamic Hospitals which could later be used by patients.

Executive Officer of Corporate Communication Unit of UiTM Cawangan Perak, Shahrul Izwan Md Hassan, said that the worship tools given were mukena, prayer mats, skullcaps, prayer beads, perfume, spray, and the Qur’an.

“We want to provide benefits to patients, to people who take care of patients, and also staff of Al Islam Hospital so that they can use prayer tools that can be useful for spirituality and spirituality,” said Shahrul.

From this P2M activity, Widyatama University and UiTM are expected to provide benefits and collaboration with Al Islam Hospital continues. (*)