Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Health Ministry is expanding its Cancer, Heart, Stroke, and Uronephrology (KJSU) services to hospitals belonging to the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), National Police (Polri), and universities.

This step is taken to improve referral mechanisms and increase access and quality of hospital services and national priority disease services.

"In order to do that, we provide priority medical equipment for KJSU and maternal and child health care facilities at TNI, Polri, and university hospitals," the ministry's Director General of Health Services, Azhar Jaya, noted in a statement received here on Tuesday.

Jaya remarked that the expansion of KJSU services was in line with the health transformation of referral services that is included in the six pillars of health transformation in Indonesia.

The expansion of KJSU services is determined at 20 hospitals belonging to the TNI, five hospitals belonging to Polri, and 11 hospitals belonging to State Universities (PTN) that are ready to receive KJSU medical equipment, he added.

Several of these medical devices include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), doppler ultrasound to examine blood vessels and their flow, tools for endourological procedures, a holmium laser to break up urinary tract stones, as well as the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) to support the heart's functioning to pump blood.

"Followed by Echocardiography (EKG) for heart examination that uses ultrasound and immunohistochemistry (IHK) examination tools for breast cancer detection," he remarked.

According to Jaya, several medical devices have arrived at the hospital and have been installed and functionally tested, including the 1.5 T MRI at Udayana University Hospital and Padjadjaran University Teaching Hospital.

Moreover, doppler ultrasound facility has been readied at Bhayangkara Hospital Medan, Bhayangkara Makassar Hospital, Bhayangkara Samsoeri Mertojoso Hospital Surabaya, Bhayangkara Sartika Asih Hospital, and Dr. M. Salamun Air Force Hospital.

Meanwhile, holmium laser is available at Gatot Soebroto Army General Hospital, R Said Sukanto Bhayangkara Hospital, Dr. Mintoharjo Navy Hospital, Dr. Ramelan Navy Hospital, Dr. Esnawan Antariksa Air Force Hospital, and one unit of IABP at Padjadjaran University Teaching Hospital and at Dr. Esnawan Antariksa Air Force Hospital.

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