The Health Ministry has tested the implementation of KRIS at four hospitals...
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Health Ministry is developing a strategy to help accelerate the fulfillment of medical infrastructure in accordance with the standard inpatient class (KRIS) criteria to reduce the increase in the bed occupancy rate (BOR).

During a meeting with Commission IX of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI) on Tuesday, Deputy Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono said that the results of the trial implementation of KRIS at four hospitals had triggered the increase in BOR.

"The Health Ministry has tested the implementation of KRIS at four hospitals, namely RSUP (Central Hospital) Dr. Tadjuddin Chalid Makassar (South Sulawesi province), RSUP Dr. Johannes Leimena Ambon (Maluku province), RSUP Surakarta (Central Java province), and RSUP Dr. Rivai Abdullah Palembang (South Sumatra province)," he informed.

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The bed occupancy rate (BOR) at Dr. Tadjuddin Chalid Hospital reached 41 percent of the total capacity, up 61 percent compared to the rate before the implementation of the trial, he said.

Meanwhile, the BOR at RSUP Dr. Johannes Leimena Ambon jumped from 22 percent to 38 percent, RSUP Surakarta from 30 percent to 37 percent, and RSUP Dr. Rivai Abdullah Palembang from 16 percent to 26 percent.

The implementation of the KRIS trial was carried out under two schemes, namely Class 1, with a maximum of two beds per room, and Class KRIS, with a maximum of four beds per room.

The ministry also conducted a survey at a number of hospitals from August 1–5, 2022, to gauge their readiness for implementing KRIS.

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According to the survey, 202 private hospitals, 8 vertical hospitals, 25 provincial hospitals, 74 district/city hospitals, 15 military and police hospitals, and 5 state-owned enterprises’ (SOEs’) hospitals said that they needed improvements regarding their inpatient rooms.

The criteria surveyed regarding the inpatient rooms included having a maximum of four beds per room with a minimum distance of 1.5 meters each, having beds whose size can be adjusted, and having at least one bathroom in each room.

Meanwhile, 57 private hospitals, 4 vertical hospitals, 4 provincial hospitals, 13 district/city hospitals, 6 military and police hospitals, and 2 SOEs’ hospitals said that they needed improvements in their supporting facilities.

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The criteria surveyed regarding supporting facilities included having two electricity sockets and a nurse call device per bed, having bathrooms meeting the accessibility standards, and having oxygen outlets.

In addition, other criteria surveyed included the provision of air ventilation, room lighting, one health worker per bed, adequate room temperature of 20–26 degrees Celsius, and stable humidity, as well as the division of inpatient rooms based on gender and age.

Harbuwono added that his party is committed to assisting in accelerating the fulfillment of infrastructure according to KRIS criteria by providing financing for government hospitals through the state budget (APBN) and the regional budget (APBD).

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Translator: Andi Firdaus, Uyu Liman
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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