Friday, 05 March 2021 | 23:39 WIB

Bung Karno Hospital in Surakarta Set to Offer Traditional Health Services

Oscar Primadi (center), Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Health (kemkes)

SURAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Health Oscar Primadi, accompanied by Head of the Center for Determinants of Health Analysis and the Director of Traditional Health Services, paid a visit to the Bung Karno Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in Surakarta, Central Java.

The visit was conducted to review the readiness of the hospital in providing traditional health services.

The visit was also a follow-up on the cooperation agreement on developing health tourism with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Oscar Primadi said that by setting Bung Karno Hospital as a traditional health service center, it would be an innovation, especially in the field of health services. To make it happen, the hospital can collaborate with entities related to traditional health services.

Oscar gave an example that one that could be invited to collaborate was the Center for Research and Development of Traditional Medicinal and Medicinal Plants (BP2P2TOOT), which focuses on developing traditional health services.

"Moreover, in the city of Surakarta, with all its historical traces, traditional health services will really affect the people," he said on Saturday (12/20/2020).

Meanwhile, Director of Bung Karno Hospital Surakarta Wahyu Indianto said the hospital continues to develop its potential. Although Bung Karno Hospital will become a traditional health service center hospital in the future, this hospital will also continue to accept general patients.

Wahyu added that it is possible that the hospital will explore cooperation to maximize the services provided to the public.

"Solo is a sports center, we see being a sports fitness center as an opportunity," said Wahyu.

To achieve this, his office is ready to cooperate with Poltekkes. In the future there will be continuity between Solo as a city of sports as well as a city of tourism and a city of culture.

Previously, Minister of Health Terawan Agus Putranto planned to turn Bung Karno Hospital in Surakarta into a special hospital for herbal medicine-based traditional medicine. In addition, this hospital is also projected to become a health tourism site.