Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | 11:01 WIB

Health Minister Opens COVID-19 Vaccination through Independent Channel

Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin (special)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin has officially opened the COVID-19 Vaccination through independent channel. The policy is included in Health Minister Regulation Number 10 Year 2021.

According to the regulation, companies will ensure and carry the vaccination for the companies' employees and their families.

"The employees, their families, and other individuals who are related to the family of COVID-19 vaccine receivers in the Vaksinasi Gotong Royong service do not have to pay for the vaccination, as explained in Paragraph 3," Health Minister Regulation Article 3 Paragraph 5 stated.

In the Health Minister regulation, the independent COVID-19 vaccination is called Vaksinasi Gotong Royong. Besides that, the vaccinations will be handed over to private companies.

This is written in the Health Minister Regulation Number 10 Year 2021 Article 3 Paragraph 5. The statement goes: The implementation of COVID-19 vaccination as stated in Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 2 will be done through the Vaksinasi Gotong Royong program.

"The service fee for the Vaksinasi Gotong Royong program, which is conducted by private health services facilities, should not go beyond the maximum fee that is determined by the Minister, as stated in Paragraph 1," the regulation stipulated in Article 23 Paragraph 2.

In its procedure, companies are required to send the independent line vaccine receivers' data. The data includes the number of employees who will receive vaccination, the employees' names, their address, and their ID number.

The Health Minister Rule Article 22 Paragraph 3 also mentions that the implementation of Vaksinasi Gotong Royong program will be done through a cooperation between legal entities or business entities with the private Health Service Facilities.