Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspecting the Komodo Regional General Hospital (RSUD), in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, May 9, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 9 Mei 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, I have just inspected a regional hospital called the Komodo [Regional General] Hospital in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. Ministry of Health helped build the hospital, including the equipment, the buildings, all are from Ministry of Health. How much have we spent to build it in total, Sir?

Minister of Health (Budi Gunadi Sadikin)

Around two hundred. Around two hundred and twenty [billion].

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Around Rp220 billion. And, as we have seen earlier the equipment is excellent for treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke; it has all [necessary] equipment. However, there is still a problem of the shortage of specialists. I think this problem will soon be resolved by Ministry of Health as well as by the Komodo Regional General Hospital so everything is available, so that for any disease, local communities do not have to go to the province or to Jakarta, as it can be handled at regency level.

And also, we indeed pushed for its readiness for the ASEAN Summit.

(RY/MMB)

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