REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – The floating clinic 'Said Tuhuleley' was scheduled to sail from Mutiara Beach, North Jakarta to Ambon waters, Maluku on Saturday (Feb 18) morning. Bad wheather has cancelled the previous schedule. "It supposed to sail on Wednesday (Feb 15)," Director of Lazismu, Andar Nubowo said.
The floating clinic was presented by Muslim organization Muhammadiyah. It was built as an attempt from Muhammadiyah via the Muhammadiyah’s institute of alms (zakat) and charity (sadaqah) and donation (LazisMu) to give access to healthcare for the poor in remote islands in eastern Indonesia.
Andar said Said Tuhuleley was the first clinic initiated by the Lazismu. The ship would provide solutions to health problems in Maluku. It is also part of the implementation of Lazismu's programs in 3T (Outermost, Leading, Left). "This ship is equipped medical room facilities, examination room to provide health services that had been unreachable in Maluku," Andar said.
Why Maluku? He explained based on data from the Health Ministry in 2014, Maluku was a province with the lowest number of health workers, only one percent of the health workers in Indonesia. Said explained the floating clinic would operate to provide free health services to the residents at the coastal or islands in Maluku.
Muhammadiyah Chairman, Hajriyanto Y. Thohari, said according to the geographical conditions, Maluku has many small and remote islands. "Procurement Floating Clinic will be very helpful for people in the remote area in getting services, both health and education," Hajriyanto said.
The selection name of Said Tuhuleley was not a coincidence. Said Tuhuleley also empowerement figure known as 'fighter of the marginal' in Muhammadiyah. "He was the son from Maluku, from Saparua more precisely," he said.
Hajriyanto added, during his served as Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Community Empowerment Council until he died on June 9, 2015, Said Tuhuleley was persistent to run various programs to improve the welfare of the poor.
To raise the spirit of serving the poor, Muhammadiyah set a name 'Said Tuhuleley' as the name of the floating clinic. The floating clinics 'Said Tuhuleley' was designed on a vessel with an overall length of 15 meters and width of 3.50 meters.
Floating clinics 'Said Tuhuleley' would be released by Hajriyanto Y Thohari, chairman of Muhammadiyah, It will be witnessed by the Lazismu Management Board Chairman Hilman Latief, board chairman of the ranks of Muhammadiyah.
Journey to the Maluku (Moluccas) would take as long as seven days. Arriving in Maluku, the floating clinic would be inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, coinciding with the session of Muhammadiyah Tanwir on February 24, 2017.
The making of floating clinic 'Said Tuhuleley' cost about Rp 2 billion and it did not not include the cost of equipment as well as medical teams and other operations. The funds obtained from the people community who have entrusted their donations to Lazismu.
Lazismu optimistic operational of floating clinic could be received support from the community. So far the people always supported Lazismu’s program that aims to improve the welfare of the poor.