DPD RI Assesses Medical Education Act Has Many Drawbacks

Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Committee III DPD RI assesses the Act No. 20 Year 2013 concerning Medical Education has many disadvantages. Therefore, the law must be revised immediately in order to answer the problem of medicine in Indonesia.

"The Medical Education Law is still very young, but there are many shortcomings, especially in its implementation, causing this Law to be revised again," said Vice  Chairwomen of Committee III DPD RI, Novita Anakotta during a discussion on the preparation of material for consideration of the Medical Education Draft Bill in the DPD Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (3/13).

This Senator of North Maluku explained that there were some weaknesses in Act No. 20 Year 2013 concerning Medical Education. First, the problem of distribution of doctors. Secondly, legislation or where the law of the articles triggers controversy including the addition of the primary care physician profession (DLP). "Whereas the Act No. 9 Year 2004 concerning Medical Practices did not know DLP," she explained.

In addition, Novita continued, the Medical Education Act also did not mention continuing education. "This is of course to respond to technological, social, cultural and competence development so that doctors can adapt to the changes that occur," she said.

Meanwhile, Daily Chairman of the Indonesian General Practitioners Association, Abraham Andi Padian Patarai, explained that DLP competence as a new study program was not different from the competence of general practitioners in the Indonesian Doctors Competency Standards (SKDI). As a result, it creates a new caste in service at the primary level. "DLP is actually a service entity, not a title. In my opinion, DLP has the potential to disrupt the health service system that currently exists, "he explained.

According to him, the Medical Education Act is currently not in harmony with the Medical Practice Act. "Where in the Medical Practice Act it has been explained that the competency test applies only to doctors who want to practice," Abraham said.

On the same occasion, the Indonesian Medical Collegiate Council (MKKI) Titi Savitri Prihatiningsih saw from an increase in the distribution of doctors. According to her, there needs to be cooperation between the Regional Government and medical faculties in the region. Nationally in the Indonesian Medical Education National Standard, local content components will be increased by 30 to 50 percent.

"Then each medical faculty will be encouraged to compile a curriculum with local content to solve health problems in the faculty area," said Titi.

Titi also suggested, in placing graduates of doctoral study programs to take part in internships. Collaborate with local government and professional professional organizations so that doctor graduates will be distributed equally. "With this, doctor graduates can be distributed equally in hospitals, health centers or health service organizations," she said.


13 Maret 2019