Health Care Program Needs To Be Improved

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Jayapura, Jubi – A Golkar Party councilor , Tan Wie Long, said the Healthy Papaua Card has failed as some native Papuans have trouble to get medical treatment.

He said sometimes they were just given a prescription and purchased the medicine outside the hospital.
“Sometimes drugs in a prescription are not available in the hospital and patients must buy them from outside. So I think the program has not met the governor and deputy’s vision and mission,” Tan Wie Long said on Tuesday (04/14/2015).

Card holders have only been prescribed generic drugs.
“How can the sick people be cured if they only take generic drugs? It is not only in private hospitals, but also in government hospitals. I hope the program is laid out better in order to realize the vision and mission of the governor and his deputy, ” he said.

People need to get better medical service so that their lives can be saved.

Separately, Papua health chief Aloysius Giay said the government continues to improve basic services to the villages so that People of Papua will get a better health care. (Arjuna Pademme/ Tina)

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