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Jakarta develops urban health delivery system

Nov. 2, 2010 – Many efforts continue to be done by Jakarta capital city government to realize its commitment to providing optimal health services for all city residents. Together with the Ministry of Health and the University of Indonesia (UI), the city government will develop a better and sophisticated urban health service system in Jakarta, to deal with the increasingly complex health problems which require more sophisticated, good and affordable health services to the poor.

Jakarta Capital City Governor Fauzi Bowo said the problems faced by the city government were still very complex, and in this case, cooperation with all stakeholders was quite necessary. “Why do we do this? It is clearly because of the growing public demands,” said Fauzi Bowo at the opening of Regional Health Work Meeting (Rakerkesda) at City Hall, Tuesday (11/2).

Looking at the more severe and complex health problems in Jakarta, Jakarta government together with the Ministry of Health and the UI tries to develop urban health service system in the capital. This combination is expected to produce policy studies from the academic side, changes in policy from the central government, and changes in operational policy from the local government.

In the meeting, the city government, the Ministry of Health and the University of Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the development of urban health service. The governor stated that the partnership was formed based on an awareness that urban health services in Jakarta is different from health services in other cities, especially in non-urban areas.

“I am delighted to get a response from the Minister of Health and the UI. In 2025, an estimated of 60 percent of Indonesia`s population will live in cities, so it should be responded with a good and sophisticated health service system,” added Fauzi Bowo.

In addition to the signing of MoU on urban health service system, another MoU–on the improvement of urban health service quality, the development of referral system, and the application of University Tridharma–among Jakarta Health Agency, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), the Faculty of Medicine of the UI, and General Hospitals in Jakarta was also signed during the meeting.

“With the signing of this MoU, it is hoped there will be no longer a crowd of patients concentrated in a hospital, since there are already other referral hospitals which have good standard of service,” explained Bang Fauzi, the governor’s greeting familiar.

The memorandum of understanding, continued the governor, would be used as a guide to develop a more effective referral system. If the referral service system runs well, it will facilitate all parties to obtain good health services.

According to the government, Jakarta capital city government plans to increase the number of human resources in the public welfare section of all urban villages in the capital. Currently, of a total of 267 urban villages in Jakarta, there are only 57 urban villages that have public health scholars working in the public welfare section of urban village.

http://www.beritajakarta.com/2008/en/newsview.aspx?idwil=0&id=17188

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  1. November 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm

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