Recruiting Foreign Doctors Will Improve Health Services

Emanuel Melkiades Laka Lena, a member of Indonesia’s House of Representatives (DPR), has said that the recruitment of specialist and sub-specialist doctors from overseas is expected to improve health services, considering they are still lacking in Indonesia, according to reporting from Antara News.

“We should view that this is part of improving the quality of health services in the country,” he said in a broadcast on the parliament’s YouTube channel, which was accessed from here on Thursday (11/7/24) adding that foreign doctors could also become partners of domestic general practitioners, specialists, and sub-specialist doctors.

The recruitment of foreign doctors will be carried out strictly by referring to requirements laid down in Law Number 17 of 2023 concerning Health, Antara News report.

Earlier, House member Irma Suryani Chaniago said that her side can guarantee that the policy of bringing foreign doctors into Indonesia will not be implemented in an arbitrary way, saying that the recruitment of foreign doctors will need to meet a number of requirements in the Health Law.

“Ask them (the public) to read this law so that they understand that the prerequisites for recruiting foreign doctors are clear, strict, and firm. There are rules that must be met, so there is no need to worry,” she said.

Antara News says that Article 248 of the Health Law states that “medical personnel and health workers of foreign nationality who graduated abroad can carry out medical practice in Indonesia only as specialist and sub-specialist personnel or other certain levels.”

They will also need to undergo administrative assessment and competency evaluation before being recruited.

The competency evaluation will be carried out by the Minister of Health by involving ministers overseeing the fields of education, advisory, and collegium.


Source: Antara News

Stock photo by Karolina Kaboompics

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