"I want them to self-register, self-report, without any need for an assessor, as the most important thing is to have them registered," Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated during a meeting with public members on the Health Bill, as observed from the ministry's YouTube channel on Sunday.
He said that the self-accreditation requirement could be the solution in efforts to synchronize the doctors' data, as the data received by his side is often different from the data from professional associations and regional authorities.
Doctors are asked to register their private practice through the SatuSehat platform and fill in all the required information about their identity, medical expertise, and diseases that they can handle.
"I promise it will not be more than one or two pages, and it will be only once a month. Doctors must input the data by themselves, and I will reprimand those who fail to do so," Sadikin stressed.
The minister assured that the accreditation process is free of charge while adding that an achievement certificate will be presented to the best-performing doctors in data registration.
"I think the data is also important for relevant parties," the minister said.
"I will open the data to Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) colleagues to allow them to check whether the doctor or their practice is bogus," he said.
Earlier, Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono Harbuwono said that the SatuSehat platform would use a unique account number from the personal identity number, allowing the data to be examined at the national data center and making it more uniform.
He said that the discrepancy in doctor data in Indonesia is caused by staged data collection using various applications with varied accuracy.
Moreover, IDI Executive Board Chairperson Adib Khumaidi urged for the synchronization of professional doctor data in Indonesia, as IDI recorded the number of professional doctors in Indonesia at 204,492, while the Indonesian Medical Council (KKI) recorded 214,878 and the health ministry data recorded 145,913 doctors.
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