Bali Get Award in Health

Bali Province won an award from the Ministry of Health as it has allocated substantial funds in the budget for the health sector and occupied the second best predicate in Indonesia.

“The health sector is a priority in Bali Mandara program. Within the last five years we provide a quite large portion of the budget in line with the implementation of Bali Mandara Health Insurance (JKBM) program since 2010,” said Deputy Governor of Bali, Ketut Sudikerta, in Denpasar.

Sudikerta said that the award has been handed over by the Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi on the sidelines of the National Meeting of Health for Central Region in 2014, located in Nusa Dua, Badung regency.

“The budget allocation for the health in Bali reached 15.69 percent of the budget last year or second after South Kalimantan that is allocated health budget by 15.78 percent,” he said.

Ketut Sudikerta added that with the support of various components including regencies/ city, the JKBM program benefits are increasingly perceived by the public. Going forward, the provincial government committed to continue to increase the share of the budget for the health sector in line with the extent of the budget.

“Currently the budget of Bali reached Rp4.4 trillion and in 2018 is targeted to reach Rp10trillion,” he said.

In addition to health services through JKBM, said Sudikerta, Bali does not ignore any promoting and preventive efforts. Various breakthroughs done by Bali in the field of health make encouraging results.

“It is shown from the decline in maternal mortality from 95.33 per 100,000 births in 2012 to 72.1 per 100,000 births in 2013. This rate exceeds the national average, which is 102/100,000 births,” he said.

Increasing life expectancy is also an indicator of the success of health development. In addition, Bali also achieve a series of national achievement in 2013among other the highest rate of safe deliveries helped by medical personnel, the best nutrition programs and best health center nationwide.

As for the non-transmitable disease prevention and management of HIV/ AIDS, Bali achieved the second best nationally.

“It’s more a reflection of the good level of public health. For us, it is a motivation to work harder, smarter and agile in handling the health sector in the following years,” said Sudikerta.

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