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Corruption threatens RI healthcare

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 8 2018   /  12:30 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) recent is investigation into alleged misappropriation of health funds has shown that corruption has become a threat to the government’s commitment to provide Indonesians with quality health care.

Jombang Regent Nyono Suharli Wihandoko, who was arrested on Saturday, is accused of receiving bribes from Jombang Health Agency acting head Inna Sillestyowati in December 2017 in return for his promise to promote the latter as an agency head.

Inna reportedly bribed the regent using capitation funds of 34 community health centers (Puskesmas) across Jombang that amounted to Rp 200 million (US$14,000).

Capitation funds are an amount of money provided by the government for primary health care facilities through the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), a state body that manages the national health insurance p...