Sentani, 14/7 (Jubi) — Health workers must improve services by going mobile and reaching people in their communities, a Unicef health consultant said.
“The health strategy is now not merely about healing. The conventional or old-fashioned thought is that we should cure the sick first. But the Health Operational Fund (BOK) has changed it. The BOK is a fund devoted for health promotion and prevention,” Yuanita Marini told tabloidjubi.com on Monday (14/7).
Prevention, rather than cure has become the basis of providing health services to communities and the promotion of health is expected to maske people aware of maintaining basic hygiene, she said.
Jayapura Regency health chief Khairul Lie said the current strategy of health services is one step ahead. It’s no longer waits or treats the patients but reach out the people by promoting the health and introducing the early prevention through BOK. (Jubi/Albert/rom)