President visits Nabire Hospital

President visits Nabire Hospital

President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Jokowi accompanied by Minister of Health Nila F Moeloek inspected the service of the Regional Public Hospital of Nabire (RSUD Nabire), Papua, Thursday (21/12/2017. (ANTARA PHOTO/Joko Susilo)

Nabire, Papua (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in the company of First Lady Iriana, visited the Regional Public Hospital of Nabire (RSUD Nabire) in Papua on Thursday to obtain first-hand information on medical services at the hospital.

The president arrived at the hospital at 9:40 a.m. East Indonesia Standard Time and was greeted by Health Minister Nila F. Moeloek and Nabire District Head Isaias Douw.

On the occasion, the head of state also signed a certificate of improvement, from level C to B, which had been prepared by the management of the hospital.

Jokowi pointed out that RSUD Nabire was quite clean; thus, the Ministry of Health had prepared to upgrade its level from C to B, so it can serve the community of Nabire and the six surrounding districts.

"This hospital is built jointly by Nabire District, Papua Province, and the Ministry of Health," President Jokowi remarked.

The president also revealed that next year, the Ministry of Health will again prepare funds worth Rp48 billion to procure health equipment, so that the level of the hospital can go up again.

(T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/O001)

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