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Anies Baswedan on National Doctor’s Day: Thanks for Sincere Dedication of Doctors in Indonesia

Indonesian Doctors Association celebrates 67th Anniversary.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Every October 24, Indonesia commemorates the National Doctor's Day, which is also marked with the birthday celebration of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI). This year IDI reaches 67 years old.

The newly-inaugurated Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on this occasion also expressed his gratitude for sincere dedication of the doctors. Anies is also grateful, because the doctors have sincerely devoted not only to the people of Jakarta, but also to the entire Indonesian people.

"Happy National Doctor's Day. Many thanks for the sincere dedication of doctors in Jakarta and throughout Indonesia," tweeted Anies, as cited from his Twitter, @aniesbaswedan, Tuesday (10/24/2017).

For information, the Ministry of Health explained in the periods of 2015-2019 it sets a focus on strengthening Primary Health Services. This priority is based on urgent health issues such as high infant and maternal mortality, malnutrition, and life expectancy rates that are largely determined by the quality of primary health care.

To note, the strengthening of Primary Health Service includes three things, namely, physical (improvements in infrastructure), facilities (facilities and human resources improvements) and human resources (strengthening of health personnel).