Collaboration vital in health sector transformation efforts: ministry

Collaboration vital in health sector transformation efforts: ministry

Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy. (ANTARA PHOTOS/Wuryanti Puspitasari/my)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Collaboration between all stakeholders is key in pursuing the national health transformation program, according to Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy.

"Collaboration is required to support the national health transformation program," he said in a statement released here on Saturday.

The government is currently trying to pursue health transformation, which consists of six pillars ranging from the transformation of primary services, referral services, the health resilience system, the health financing system, health human resources, and health technology, he noted.

"The six pillars are the targets of the government's national health transformation program through the Health Ministry," he added.

He said that the national health transformation program is in accordance with the National Initiative for Mental Revolution, which the government has persistently pushed all along so that medical services in the country continue to improve in accordance with the initiative's values.

The health transformation would go swimmingly if stakeholders in the health sector inculcate three basic mental revolution values—integrity, work ethic, and mutual cooperation, he added.

Five action programs have been derived from the basic values, which can be applied to health transformation efforts, the minister said.

"The five action programs are the Clean Indonesia Initiative, the Indonesia Serve Initiative, the Orderly Indonesia Initiative, the Independent Indonesia Initiative, and the United Indonesia Initiative," he added.

The Clean Indonesia Initiative involves promoting the adoption of clean behavior, both on the physical and mental level, which could help Indonesia reach the developed country status.

The Indonesia Serve Initiative involves ensuring that health sector actors, such as medical workers and the medical industry, provide optimal services to the people as a whole.

The Orderly Indonesia Initiative can be realized by being orderly in conducting various efforts for health transformation, Effendy said.

The Independent Indonesia Initiative envisages the independent production of medicines and medical devices in order to make Indonesia an independent, developed country, he added.

"The United Indonesia Initiative is a prerequisite of the National Initiative for Mental Revolution to improve unity and achieve the goal of becoming a developed country," he said.

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