Jayapura, Jubi – The Associated Mission Aviation (AMA) based in Sentani, Jayapura regency, Papua Province, is obliged to transport patients from rural areas of Papua so that they can receive proper treatment.
“It is a consequence of the signing of cooperation undertaken by the Department of Health and AMA management. It is a legally binding because the money that will be given should be used to transport sick people from the interiors, ” director of AMA Djarot Soetanto said in Sentani on Thursday (18/6).
The Papua Provincial Health department and AMA signed a cooperation agreement in Jayapura on May 26, 2015.
AMA will involve the airline of Associated Mission Aviation, the airline of Mission Aviation Fellowship, Kajazi arline, and helicopter mission.
The consequences of that cooperation, Papua Province Health Department allocated a budget to fund health care transport for residents from the interior of Papua.
Djarot said the funds would be deposited and would report to the Department of Health Papua when there are patients who are transported to get medical care as well as an increase in freight rates due to technical considerations.
He admitted, the cooperation has been done for years, but there is no legally binding contract.
Djarot who has served as head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said through alliances, there is a fund assurance, especially for patients. (*/ Tina)