Gov’t Builds New Health Facilities in Mecca, Medina

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 8 Maret 2019
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WhatsApp-Image-2019-03-08-at-16.22.04-702x336The Indonesian Ministry of Health is committed to improving hajj pilgrimage services by building two new Hajj Health Clinics (KKHI) in Mecca and Medina.

The clinics are targeted to be in operation in this year’s hajj pilgrimage season.

The Ministry’s Director General of Health Services Bambang Wibowo and a number of the Ministry’s high ranking officials earlieir this month visited he KKHI in Medina to monitor the development progress and ensure the construction goes as planned.  “I want to see firsthand the development progress the KKHI and its infrastructure. I hope we can provide a  better service for the hajj pilgrims and their safety is guaranteed,” he said.

Spatial aspects and ease of access, he added, are the main considerations for the relocation of KKHI Medina and it is also hoped that the new clinics can improve health services for all Indonesian hajj pilgrims.

Located about two kilometers from the Prophet Mosque, the five-story clinic is 300 meters away from the old building and equipped with a treatment room, an ICU, an emergency room, a medicine room, a dental clinic, a general polyclinic, a laboratory, a radiology, a mental care clinic, and referral facilities.

In the meantime, Head of the Hajj Health Center Eka Jusup Singka expressed optimism that the construction of the Medina clinic – which is equivalent to type C hospital  – can be completed soon. “God’s willing, this clinic will be completed in May this year and we will ask Minister of Health to officiate the clinic,” Eka said.

In addition to health facilities, the clinics also come with rooms for administration office, sanitarian rooms and bedrooms for Hajj health workers. General and mental treatment rooms are located on the ground floor and basement.

There are 12 beds in the emergency room, 7 beds in the ICU on the ground floor, while the basement room is reserved for inpatient rooms with a capacity of 18 beds and 4 beds for mental health care. In total, the Medina clinic has 246 beds, both for patients and health workers. In addition to having greater capacity and easier access, the clinic also separates public and private zonings, service flows, and types of health services.

Meanwhile, the new 18-story KKHI Mecca is expected to accommodate all non-embarkation point pilgrimage officers. (KPM Kemenkes Bureau/EN)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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