President Jokowi Inspects Social Security Agency for Health’s Services in Pekanbaru City

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Januari 2023
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President Jokowi inspects services provided by Arifin Achmad General Hospital in Pekanbaru city, Riau province, on Wednesday (01/04). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inspected services of Social Security Agency for Health (BPJS Kesehatan) provided by Arifin Achmad General Hospital, in Pekanbaru city, on Wednesday (01/04). President Jokowi said that the inspection was to ensure that the services of Social Security Agency for Health in the hospital run well.

“I have checked from registration process to services for prescription medicines and patient room. I asked some patients and they said that the services are good,” President Jokowi said in his press statement after the inauguration of Pekanbaru-Bangkinang toll road, in Bangkinang toll gate, Kampar regency, Riau province, on Wednesday (01/04).

Not only in Pekanbaru city, President Jokowi expressed his hope that every hospital in Indonesia, be it  government hospitals at the central and regency/city levels or private hospitals, which provide services for patients with BPJS, can have good quality service standards.

“Previously, BPJS was late in reimbursement, but now not anymore. BPJS now has enough money to pay on time,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, a number of BPJS patients at Arifin Achmad General Hospital said that the hospital’s services for BPJS patients are good.

“The services provided by the hospital are good. For an operation, I did not have to wait long, only a week, and then two weeks after that, I could get a physiotherapy treatment here,” a BPJS patient explained.

In addition, Misran, another BPJS patient with heart disease also said that the hospital’s service is good. However, the hospital was expected to make the services better, he added.

“Yes, make the services better. Still, we have to queue early in the morning for check-up and later for the medicines,” Misran said. (FID/UN)(AW/MUR)

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