Sleman (ANTARA) - The Health Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) continues to develop various innovations to provide easy access for participants of the National Health Insurance (JKN) amid an increase in their number."This was confirmed by the main director of BPJS Kesehatan, Ghufron Mukti, at the VIII National Conference of the Indonesian Association of Medical and Laboratory Equipment Companies (Gakeslab) in Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Thursday (Aug 10)," BPJS Sleman public relations official Maya Shinta stated here on Friday. On that occasion, Shinta drew attention to Mukti's call to balance the growth in the number of JKN members with an increase in service quality, both in terms of the administration of membership and also health services. "Previously, 10 years ago, pharmacies, laboratories, and health facilities, such as private hospitals, did not want to cooperate with BPJS Kesehatan. Now, almost all health facilities are lining up to collaborate with BPJS Kesehatan," Mukti pointed out. "JKN membership coverage in Indonesia as of July 1, 2023, has reached 258,321,423 people, or 90.34 percent of Indonesia's total population. This figure can be considered as being the fastest and largest social security membership in the world for a one-scheme system," he further remarked. Mukti highlighted that 24 provinces and 350 districts and cities had succeeded in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), with JKN membership of over 95 percent of the total population. To meet the need for access to health services, BPJS Kesehatan cooperates with 23,459 First Level Health Facilities (FKTP) and 2,953 Advanced Level Referral Health Facilities (FKRTL). "The issuance of Regulation of the Minister of Health Number 03 of 2023 accommodates suitability of health service tariffs," he remarked.
Source: Antara News Agency