Jayapura, Jubi – A Jayapura resident, Waro, has complained about an administrative fee imposed on him while trying to obtain a health certificate at the Dok II Jayapura Regional Public Hospital.
He said a few days ago applied for a health certificate, but he was required to ay 50,000 rupiahs. He said he did not mind if the fee was official.
“At that time I wasn’t complaining because I didn’t want to make a fuss. But now I am complaining because I had to wait for a quite long time after paying the admission. I thought actually the hospital already had my personal data from the previous registration some time ago,” he told Jubi on Sunday (12/10).
He said his neighbor who works in Dok II Hospital said the admission was in line with the Regional Regulation (Perda).
“If it’s under the regulation, why it is so expensive? Isn’t it covered in the Regional Budgetary for the post of Dok II Hospital?” he said.
He further revealed when applying the Certificate of Police Record at the Papua Police Office, he only paid 10,000 rupiahs. He was only required to pay 30,000 rupiahs when arranging some documents at the court.
“Both institutions are not counted in the Special Autonomy Funds. So why people are being asked for the admission while Dok II Hospital is eventually funded by the Special Autonomy Funds?” he added.
Meanwhile, a member of Commission D of Papua’s Parliament for Education and Health Division, Johni Banua Rouw confirmed about the Regional Regulation on the administrative fee at the Dok II Jayapura Regional Public Hospital “Yes, there’s a regulation. But I don’t know how much it cost. However, I think it is not too high. So it’s just not right if people was being charged to one hundred thousand rupiahs,” he said. (Arjuna Pademme/rom)