Ministry lauds BPJS Kesehatan app for supporting vaccination effort

Ministry lauds BPJS Kesehatan app for supporting vaccination effort

The 2021 BPJS Kesehatan Media Workshop and Award for Journalistic Work Competition event. (ANTARA/HO-BPJS Kesehatan)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Ministry of Health Siti Nadia Tarmizi has lauded the support provided by the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) to vaccination efforts through its P-Care Vaccination application.

"The use of the P-Care Vaccination application has helped the vaccination process run smoothly. We are grateful that BPJS Kesehatan also supports the addition of servers," she stated in a written statement received here on Thursday.

According to her, the collaboration between the government, health facilities, and the community needs to continue to support Indonesia's transition to the endemic phase of COVID-19.

The spokesperson also praised BPJS Kesehatan for supporting accountability and transparency in the administration of COVID-19 claims.

"In the claim verification process, BPJS Kesehatan continues to improve accountability and transparency in managing the COVID-19 claim budget; this is also because the medical records owned by BPJS Kesehatan are quite organized, transparent, and accountable," she said at the 2021 BPJS Kesehatan Media Workshop and Award for Journalistic Work Competition, according to the press statement.

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Meanwhile, President Director of BPJS Kesehatan Ali Ghufron Mukti affirmed that the agency has continued to make efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. BPJS Kesehatan also continues to develop various innovations amid the pandemic, he added.

"Although the pandemic is now under control, this (situation) has encouraged BPJS Kesehatan to continue to innovate and simplify its services," Mukti stated.

He said he hoped health facilities could be more flexible and more optimal in providing quality health services to the community.

The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Indonesia in March 2020. According to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), as of October 28, 2021, at least 4,242,532 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country, while 4,086,759 people have recovered, and 143,333 people have succumbed to the deadly virus.

As one of the efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian Government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. 

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