Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 2022 concerning Optimizing the Implementation of the National Health Insurance Program (JKN) is expected to boost data collaboration between government agencies.

Deputy Minister of Health, Dante Saksono Harbuwono, delivered these remarks here on Thursday.

"The heads of ministries and agencies must support the policy to optimize JKN, including data and information collaborations," Harbuwono said.

Efforts to achieve universal health coverage in Indonesia need to involve various stakeholders and have been agreed to be implemented to achieve universal participation, he noted.

Several indicators and targets for achieving universal participation and the management of the JKN program still need to be finalized and improved through the collaboration of data and information, in line with the indicators and targets of the 2020–2024 Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN), since 98 percent of the population is targeted to be covered by JKN, he explained.

He said the first Presidential Instruction in 2022 was aimed at encouraging relevant ministries and agencies and local governments to work hand in hand and synergize.

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"The Presidential Instruction instructs 30 heads of ministries and agencies, including governors, heads of districts, and mayors to take various efforts, according to their functions and authorities to support the implementation of the JKN program," he added.

Harbuwono said the Ministry of Health considers JKN optimization will achieve three basic needs.

First, Indonesia needs information systems for the national health insurance program between relevant ministries and institutions, he said.

Second, it needs to prioritize promotive and preventive services, he informed.

Third, there needs to be an increase in the implementation of coordination between insurance providers to optimize the role of private insurance, he added.

"This of course must be harmonized with related laws and regulations to make it possible to be reviewed, evaluated, and refined according to health services for the JKN program," he said.

In addition, health service insurance for the community would also guarantee the quality of standardized health services, medicine availability, medical devices, facilities, and infrastructure, he added.

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