DPD RI Encourages Doctor Quality Improvement


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Committee III DPD RI continues to encourage the health status of the Indonesian people through increasing doctors or health workers. This was stated in a Hearings Meeting with the Head of the Health Human Resources Development and Empowerment Agency, Usman Sumantri in the DPD RI Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/3).

Chairwoman of Committee III DPD RI Novita Anakotta said that currently doctors are not only ready to help patients. Rather, it helps people to live healthy lives. "Now the task of a doctor is not only fixated on helping patients. But how can you educate the public, "she said.

Therefore, this senator from North Maluku believed that medical education needs to be seen comprehensively as part of the national health system. But the problem of medicine in Indonesia is very complex like the distribution of doctors. "Viewed from the province, in 2016 in DKI Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Bali, the ratio of doctors was met," she explained.

In addition, Novita also explained that there are still many remote areas that have not been distributed by doctors. The lack of distribution of doctors in remote areas is indeed nothing new, every year this problem always repeats itself. "When we recess this problem must emerge, and many people complain about this," she said.

In line with Novita, Member of Committee III DPD RI Ahmad Sadeli Karim also touched on the lack of doctors in remote areas such as Pandeglang and its surroundings. Moreover, it is very important to find a doctor at the Puskesmas. "In the Puskesmas there are only midwives and paramedics. "It's rare to see a doctor," he explained.

Ahmad Sadeli added that the health facilities at the Puskesmas were not yet adequate. So people have to go to the big city first for treatment with less friendly road conditions. "So, our community is in this remote area," he explained.

Head of the Health Human Resources Development and Empowerment Agency, Usman Sumantri, explained that there are currently 89 Faculty of Medicine, and have produced 11,500 doctors every year. "So every year the number of doctors always goes up," he said.

Usman confirmed that many doctors were in big cities such as DKI Jakarta, Yogyakarta and North Sumatera. If it shifts to Sulawesi, the distribution of doctors is problematic because the area is so wide and the workload is extraordinary. "So doctors rarely want to be placed there," he said.


12 Maret 2019