Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia on the Cost of PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) Test, 15 Augusts 2021

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 15 Agustus 2021
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Press:

Good afternoon, Mr. President. What is your response regarding the cost of PCR test, which is still quite expensive?

President Joko Widodo:

Yes. One thing that we can do to boost test quantity is by lowering the price of test. And, I have spoken with Minister of Health (Budi Gunadi Sadikin) regarding this issue; I order that the cost of PCR test must be ranging from Rp450,000 to Rp550,000. In addition, I also order that the results of PCR test can be obtained in less than 24 hours. Speed is what we need.

Press:

Thank you, sir. (GH/MUR)

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