Pesiar program is a strategy by BPJS Kesehatan for extending the coverage of active participants of the national health insurance program
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The Health Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) is consistently pursuing an outreach program in Papua to ensure national health insurance coverage in remote and border areas of the region.

Head of the Papua branch of the Health Social Security Agency, Deny Jermy Eka Putra Mase, said that the outreach program, dubbed 'Pesiar' (a portmanteau word formed from mapping, advocacy, and registration) aims to reach people in remote and border areas who have yet to be informed about the insurance.

"Pesiar program is a strategy by BPJS Kesehatan for extending the coverage of active participants of the national health insurance program," he explained.

He said that his administration is collaborating with village leaders to match civil registration data with the health insurance participant list, which will be followed by data integration.

"Generally, the national health insurance has two types (of services), the first being participants' administrative services, information, and reports; and the second is healthcare services for the national health insurance's participants," Mase pointed out.

Hence, in the momentum of BPJS Kesehatan's 55th anniversary, his administration has expressed its commitment to consistently pursue just, effective, efficient, and affordable services, he pointed out.

"We are committed to improving the quality of services (through) transformations and innovations so as to facilitate better access, efficient services, and fair medical services in all corners of Papua," he added.

According to the President Director of BPJS Kesehatan, Ali Ghufron Mukti, the national health insurance program has successfully maintained its "normal without modification" audit result 31 consecutive times, in accordance with the audit standards set by the national public accountant institute.

"This achievement shows that the monetary condition in BPJS Kesehatan, financial performance, and cash flow has met the standards of national financial accounting standards, according to the audit result of the public accountant office," he added.

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