Unud Chancellor Prof. AA Raka Sudewi accompanied by the Deputy Chancellor for Planning, Cooperation, and Information as well as Chair of the Unud COVID Task Force Prof. IB Wyasa Putra received a visit from the Coordinator of the Special Staff of the President of the Republic of Indonesia AAGN Ari Dwipayana at the Nusa Room, Rectorate Building, Bukit Jimbaran Campus, Tuesday (8/9/2020). The meeting also attended the Heads of Bureaus and Members of the Unud COVID Task Force.

Unud Chancellor Prof. A.A Raka Sudewi in his equipment explained at a glance the Profile of Udayana University and gave his appreciation for the visit of the Coordinator of the Special Staff of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.

AAGN Presidential Special Staff Coordinator Ari Dwipayana conveyed that the visit was motivated by the handling of COVID and the results of economic growth in Bali in the second quarter which greatly impacted the community. According to the President's direction, there are two focuses, namely health and the economy so that a quick recovery is made.

In the health sector, it is focused on efforts to prevent the spread of COVID, strengthening health protocols with a firm legal umbrella, surveys have been carried out and input or opinions are obtained from various different groups. Regarding 3T, namely further testing in the form of test specimens, Tracing, namely the ability to find new cases and treatment related to the ratio of medical personnel and population.

In the economic sector, efforts were made to encourage the movement of the state sector from the APBN with the aim of increasing purchasing power and providing stimulus capital. Through this opportunity, it is hoped that input or suggestions regarding the synergy of programs at the Central and Regional Governments can be obtained, so that the absorption of government programs can increase. Input is also needed whether the policy issued is correct or there may be other suggestions. Besides, it also needs research and innovation support from academics. The Special Staff Coordinator also appreciates the contribution of academics, the suggestions or input obtained during this visit will be very useful in the context of better handling. The good things that have been done can be used as an example for other regions.

In this meeting, the Head of the Unud COVID Task Force also gave an explanation regarding the efforts that have been made at the university level in terms of health protocols and the participation of the Udayana Hospital in providing services in the health sector, especially during this pandemic.

At the end of the visit, 10 thousand masks were handed over from the Coordinator of the Presidential Special Staff to Udayana University.