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Jakarta Post

Doctors told to improve quality of care

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 25 2008   /  11:25 am

With so many people opting to go overseas or to international hospitals to get medical treatment, the People’s Consultative Assembly speaker Hidayat Nur Wahid urged health officials to look into the quality of local hospitals. “Medical officials should open their eyes to the reality (that many people leave the country for medical treatment) and ask themselves why this is happening,” Nur Wahid said last weekend. He spoke after the inauguration of the new Jakarta regional leadership of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) for 2008-2012. He suspected the problem lay in the low quality of service provided by doctors and other medical personnel. “Hospitals abroad give satisfactory treatment and nurses there act professionally. Patients feel they are in safe hands.” The new chair of IDI Jakarta, Ahmad Budi Arto, said the organization under his lead...