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Published: 13 Apr 2020

As it has been really difficult to acquire Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as of lately, medical staff are faced with greater risk while treating COVID-19 patients. In this situation, Daniel Halomoan Sihaloho, Information Technology student batch 2015 ran a project to produce PPE that would be distributed free of charge to medical teams in need. This project is called APDKita.

Daniel and other President University students, Michael Quinn (Mechanical Engineering 2015), Emmanuella Huang (International Relations 2016), Andhika Pratama (International Relations 2015), Felia Phang (International Relations 2016), and Marcella Lim (Accounting 2015) as the main team, began this project by opening opportunities for everyone to contribute funds, materials, or even by distributing information related to this project. So far, there have been 50 people who contributed to six companies as sponsors and collaborative partners, which help them as contributors in funding and forces, including President University.

Currently, the PPE mainly face shields produced by the students are being manufactured at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratorium of President University in Cikarang according to the international standard used by Prusa Face Shield Disinfection and have gone through sterilization process twice before being distributed. APDKita's face shields have been distributed to a number of public health centers or puskesmas and hospitals in Bekasi Regency area.

"From the production capacity side, we will try to keep increasing the number of PPE production so we could distribute them to more places, more medical teams. For the time being, our production centers are located in Cikarang, Bekasi, Lampung, and Dairi," Daniel explained.

Daniel and team plan to invite other universities across Indonesia to collaborate in developing this project. (NA/SL/APW)

 


 

Mahasiswa President University Produksi Face Shield dan Membagikannya Secara Gratis untuk Petugas Medis Indonesia

 

Fakta bahwa alat pelindung diri (APD) susah didapat membuat tim medis menghadapi resiko yang besar saat menghadapi pasien COVID-19. Dari kondisi ini, Daniel Halomoan Sihaloho, mahasiswa Teknik Informatika angkatan 2015 membuat sebuah proyek produksi alat pelindung diri yang akan didistribusikan secara gratis bagi tim medis yang membutuhkan. Proyek ini ia beri nama APDkita.

Daniel bersama mahasiswa President University lainnya yaitu Michael Quinn (Teknik Mesin 2016), Emmanuella Huang (Hubungan Internasional 2016), Andhika Pratama (Hubungan Internasional 2015), Felia Phang (Hubungan Internasional 2016), dan Marcella Lim (Akuntansi 2015) yang merupakan tim inti, memulai proyek ini dengan membuka kesempatan bagi semua orang untuk menyumbang dana, material APD, atau bahkan dengan menyebarkan informasi terkait proyek ini. Sejauh ini sudah ada 50 orang yang ikut berkontribusi serta enam perusahaan sebagai sponsor dan partner kolaborasi, yang mendukung dari segi dana dan tenaga, termasuk President University.

Saat ini, APD karya mahasiswa ini fokus kepada produksi face shield dikerjakan di Laboratorium Teknik Mesin President University di Cikarang dengan mengikuti standar internasional yakni Prusa Face Shield disinfection dan melewati dua kali proses sterilisasi sebelum didistribusikan. Face shield karya APDKita telah didistribusikan ke sejumlah puskesmas dan rumah sakit di daerah Kabupaten Bekasi.

"Dari produksi, kita terus berusaha meningkatkan jumlah APD agar dapat dibagikan ke lebih banyak lagi tim medis. Untuk sekarang, tempat produksi ada di Cikarang, Bekasi, Lampung, dan Dairi,” ujar Daniel.

Daniel dan tim berencana untuk mengajak universitas lain di seluruh Indonesia untuk bekerjasama mengembangkan proyek ini. (NA/SL)