Jakarta (ANTARA) - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, Law and Human Rights Ministry, Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM), Transportation Ministry, and Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) won the 2023 Healthy Living Community Movement (GERMAS) award from the president.

The award and trophy were handed over by the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy at the ministry's office in Jakarta on Tuesday.

"This is an award from the president as a form of appreciation for the ministries and institutions that have implemented Germas," Coordinating Minister Muhadjir stated.

Muhadjir remarked that the Germas Award was a mark of appreciation for the best ministries and institutions in applying the culture of the healthy living movement.

According to the minister, the aim of bestowing the Germas Award is to boost commitment and awareness of ministries and institutions as well as optimize the involvement of the non-government sector in campaigning and encouraging public awareness for healthy living.

He explained that Germas is a movement that aims to promote a culture of healthy living and abandon unhealthy habits and behaviors in society.

"This Germas action was also followed by promoting clean living behavior and support for community-based infrastructure programs in accordance with Presidential Instruction Number 1 of 2017 concerning Germas," he stated.

The minister said the government is optimistic that the control of non-communicable diseases would run effectively and optimally through the implementation of Germas in community life.

"This community service is a promotional and preventive effort to be healthy. If you are healthy, you do not need to go to the hospital. If you do not go to the hospital, you do not need to pay for medical treatment," he explained.

The following is the order of the best ministries and institutions:

1. First best: Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

2. Second best: Ministry of Law and Human Rights

3. Third best: Food and Drug Administration

4. Fourth best: Ministry of Transportation

5. Fifth best: Maritime Security Agency.

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Translator: Asep F, Azis Kurmala
Editor: Sri Haryati
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