Moment President Jokowi Calls Minister Basuki While Inspecting dr. Sobirin Hospital

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 30 Mei 2024
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President Jokowi is calling Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono during his inspection to dr. Sobirin Regional General Hospital in Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra Province, Thursday (05/30). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information (BPMI) of the Presidential Secretariat/Muchlis Jr)

There was something interesting when President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was inspecting dr. Sobirin Regional General Hospital in Musi Rawas Regency, South Sumatra Province, Thursday (05/30). At that time, President Jokowi seemed to be calling someone.

When met by journalists at Bukit Sulap Market, Lubuklinggau City, President Jokowi explained that he was calling Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono.

“I was calling the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing to instruct him to immediately send his team to Lubuklinggau, to find out which parts of this hospital we can help to improve and whether the spot is located on the left or on the right. The Central Government will provide this hospital with all it needs so that it can improve its health services,” he said.

President Jokowi called Pak Bas – the Minister’s nickname – not without reason. During the inspection, the President witnessed firsthand the condition of the hospital which was overcrowded with patients.

“This hospital received so many patients, there is a shortage of rooms, so we will help to build more rooms and increase the number of beds,” said President Jokowi.

Moreover, the President also highlighted the need for special rooms to place new medical equipment such as CT scans, catheterization labs and mammograms. “The rooms for the medical equipment recently received by this hospital must be prepared. That’s all,” he continued.

This visit shows the Government’s commitment to ensuring the quality of health services throughout Indonesia, especially in areas that lack facilities, and also aims to ensure that local health facilities can meet community needs. (BPMI SETPRES/AIT) (TM/MUR)

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