Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Inauguration of the Commander-in-Chief Soedirman National Defense Central Hospital and 20 other National Defense Hospitals, in South Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Province, February 19, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Februari 2024
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Good morning,
May peace be upon us all,
Shalom,
Om swastiastu,
Namo Buddhaya,
Greetings of Virtue.

Distinguished Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Health, and Minister of Investment;
Distinguished Chairperson of Commission I of the House of Representatives Meutya Hafid;
Distinguished Commander of the Indonesian National Defense (TNI) and Chief of the Indonesian National Police Kapolri, all Chiefs of Staff [of the TNI], and Acting Governor of Jakarta; Ladies and Gentlemen.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial need for comprehensive healthcare facilities and well-prepared medical personnel to address health emergencies effectively. In light of this, I deeply appreciate and commend the establishment of the Soedirman National Defense Central Hospital (PPN Hospital) and the 25 hospitals initiated by the Ministry of Defense.

For instance, I observed the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine, which is the top-of-the-line Tesla 3 model capable of providing comprehensive imaging from various angles. Similarly, the CT Scan machine offers versatile imaging capabilities. Additionally, the operating room features integrated modular technology, showcasing remarkable sophistication. Nevertheless, our foremost desire is for everyone’s well-being and good health. I received a report that the construction of the hospital boasts a domestic component level of up to 70 percent. It represents a significant stride towards bolstering the development of the national industry and expediting the country’s economic recovery.

I hope that with these modern facilities and equipment, the National Defense Hospital can serve as a benchmark for the Ministry of Defense, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), and the general public to access good healthcare services. It should also function as a teaching hospital for the Faculty of Medicine at the Defense University. Also, it’s crucial that this hospital stands ready to serve as a disaster response center whenever the need arises.

That concludes my speech on this auspicious occasion. By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I hereby officiate Soedirman National Defense Central Hospital and other 20 National Defense Hospitals.

I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

(AP/LW)

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