Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has announced that the Peduli Lindungi application, which was officially used for digital contact tracing in Indonesia when COVID-19 restrictions were being enforced, will be transformed into the Satu Sehat Mobile app. The app will be launched on February 28, 2023, according to reports from Antara News.
Satu Sehat, which was first launched by the Ministry of Health in July 2022, will store almost all of each user’s medical records, not only related to COVID-19, but also other illnesses including vaccination records, laboratory examination results, as well as a stunting database. A ministry spokesperson explained that “mothers can access their children’s vaccine status. If, in the future, the children want to study abroad, they can show their vaccination card for all illnesses on the Satu Sehat Mobile application.”
Given these broad benefits, he urged the public not to uninstall their Peduli Lindungi application. He said that the ministry is also preparing the Satu Sehat application to be connected with wearable devices, which will allow for a point collection feature so users can exchange points for vitamins and other items, say Antara News.
The ministry also said that the Satu Sehat app has passed an assessment from the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN), which guarantees data security and it will meet ISO 27001 on information security management standards.
The platform integrates service data from health service facilities across Indonesia, including clinics, health centres, and pharmacies. According to GovInsider, 2,893-health centres (77.04-percent) and 370-hospitals (31-percent) on Java and Bali are ready to be integrated into the SatuSehat application in the initial phase. The Ministry of Health predicts that in 2023 another 9,422-health service facilities throughout the country will be integrated.
Source: Antara News, GovInsider