Threatens to Revoke Licenses, President Jokowi: Private Hospital Will Be Forced Accept KIS Patients
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana started his working visit on Monday (3/5) morning, with the handing Welfare Family Card (KKS), Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS), and Smart Indonesia Card (KIP) to the Temuwangi village residents, Pedan Sub District, Klaten Regency of, Central Java (Central Java).
In his speech, President Jokowi asks people to use the KIS when sick. However, the President reminded, in the use of KIS should in stages because there is the sequence, ie from the health center (Puskesmas) and then to the hospital in accordance with the conditions of the disease.
To the hospital, President Jokowi asked that serve the patients who carry KIS with good, because the health card (KIS) does not mean free, but paid by the government. “If there are cardholders who are not served with good by the hospital, just reported,” asked the President.
Recognized by President Jokowi, not all hospitals receiving KIS holders yet, particularly the private hospitals. However, in the future, he added, private hospitals will be forced to accept KIS holders patients. “If the hospital does not want to accept the KIS patient, then his license will be revoked,” said the President.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also handing the KIP to representatives of students of elementary, junior high, and high school. The KIP holders receive tuition assistance each amounting to Rp 400 thousand/year (SD), for junior Rp 750 thousand/year, and for high school students is Rp 1 million/year.
President Jokowi reminded, that the KKS, KIP, and KKS funds use of the government budget. Therefore, he asked the people who receive it to use as well as possible.
To the teachers and parents, President Jokowi ordered that supervise the children KIP receiver. “Children learn to be monitored, not just left, so that children could become useful,” said the Head of State.
Attending the event among others, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of Education and Culture Anies Baswedan, Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek, Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, President Director of PT BPJS Health Fahmi Idris, and Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo (MDG/Humas Setkab/ES)