Free healthcare for mosquito hunters, imams
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JAKARTA: The city administration said on Tuesday that it would provide free healthcare for the city’s elderly and for voluntary larvae controllers and religious leaders of long service.
“The only thing they have to show at the selected hospitals in the program is a valid Jakarta identification card,” the head of the Jakarta Communications and Public Relations Office, Sugiyanta, said.
The program was provided at elderly health service posts (Posyandu), community health centers and also at 88 hospitals in the city, he continued.
“Funding from the program comes from the city funds,” Sugiyanta added.
Separately, Jakarta Health Agency chief Dien Emmawati said that the agency had provided free health services at all public hospitals in Jakarta for residents holding relief letters (SKTM) starting from July 1.
Previously, residents holding relief letters could enjoy a 50 percent discount on hospital payments.
Data from the agency shows that there are currently 1,428,646 Jakartans holding relief letters.
Dien said that, apart from free healthcare services, Jakartans holding relief letters could also enjoy free ambulance services from now on.