Jayapura, Jubi – Nine of twenty-nine regencies in Papua Province have bad records in health services, Papua’s health chief said.
The regencies are Dogiyai, Deiyai, Yahukimo, Pegunungan Bintang, Nduga, Puncak, Puncak Jaya, Mamberamo Raya and Waropen.
The Head of Papua Head Office Aloysius Giyai said 47 indicators were used to verify whether regencies deserved red, yellow or green marks for health services.
“For example, how to address the new cases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and some other diseases,” he told Jubi at his office on Saturday (13/8/2016).
He said the finding of diseases is an achievement because if more cases were found, it would be easier to administer treatment to prevent them from worsening.
For example, a patient infected of HIV could directly be given the ARV. Another appraisal is how many times the Health Office in the regions conduct the counseling about the benefit of KPS (Papua Health Insurance), the rights in accordance to the Governor Regulation No. 6/2014, what percentage of Special Autonomy Funds used for the regional health services and which ones who really conduct the health services up to 15 percent.
“We consider the regencies that did not make a report are bellow 15 percent,” he said.
The other indicator is also including the maternal and child health. How many women of the target set got the assistance from the medical staffs? The higher of rescue would get the higher rank. “There is a lot of factors that become a reference to determine a regency for getting a red mark, if so such regency must improve their health service in the future,” he said.
Jayapura City resident, Marinus Ulukyanan, said the assessment of the Papua Health Office is very positive. “It is not to strike down one region after another, but to encourage the regencies whose red mark to improve their health services,” he said. (*/rom)