West Papua Achieves 98 Percent of UHC, the BPJS Health Gives Award

goodmorningpapua.com – The West Papua Provincial Government has once again realized its commitment to provide health insurance to the community by means of the National Health Insurance-Healthy Indonesia Card (JKN-KIS) Program.

This is proved by the achievement of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the registration of 98 percent of the population of West Papua Province which has been running since 2018.

This award is related to the determination of West Papua Province which has achieved the UHC of the JKN-KIS Program for the achievement of JKN-KIS membership of 1,148,538 people or 98 percent of the total population of 1,222,650 people.

“Talking about UHC, of ​​course, it is not only targeting the participation coverage of the entire population of Indonesia. UHC also ensures that everyone has access to comprehensive and quality health services without financial barriers,” said David Bangun in a release, Thursday, November 4, 2021.

David expressed his gratitude to the West Papua Provincial Government for being the 3rd province in Indonesia in achieving Universal Health Coverage since 2018 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to David Bangun, this achievement can encourage the West Papua Provincial Government to maintain the achievements that have been achieved and stimulate participation coverage for the entire population as well as the Provincial Government of West Papua

“We hope that the achievements and attainments of West Papua Province can be an example for other provinces,” David added.

A Governor of West Papua Dominggus Mandacan said that this UHC award is a joint pride for the people of West Papua. The West Papuan government will always be committed to make its people registered as JKN-KIS participants.

“Participation can be activated immediately because of the UHC predicate for this non-cut off system can be felt directly by the community, with population participation registered by the regional government being able to be activated immediately without waiting for the next month,” said Dominggus Mandacan.

On that occasion, cooperation agreement of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) was signed between the Manokwari Branch of BPJS Kesehatan and the Fakfak Regional Government.

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