DPD RI Supports Preparation of Medical Education Bill


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Committee III DPD RI together with stakeholders in the world of medical education appreciate the drafting of the Medical Education Bill by the Indonesian Parliament. Experts believe that the Act Number 20 Year 2013 concerning Medical Education needs to be changed immediately because it is obsolete and overlaps with other laws.

"This Medical Education Bill is important so that doctors have high competence and guaranteed capacity. Therefore, the quality of our medical education must be guaranteed. Therefore, we positively view the drafting of the Medical Education Bill, "said Deputy Chairperson of Republic of Indonesia Committee III DPD Novita Anakotta at the Public Hearing in the Context of Drafting the DPD RI's View on the Drafting of the Medical Education Bill by DPR, along with the Chairman of the Medical Education Institution Association Indonesia (AIPKI) Mahmud Ghaznawie and Professor Usman Chatib Warsa from the Independent Higher Education Accreditation Institution (LAM-PTkes) in the Committee III Meeting Room of DPD RI, Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (11/12).

Novita conveyed that the old Medical Education Act that was applied at this time had sparked controversy. In addition, the current Medical Education Act does not mention the continuing medical education. Even though continuous medical education is important to respond to the times and technology.

Chairman of Committee III DPD RI Dedi Iskandar Batubara supported the preparation of the Medical Education Bill. He proposed that the Medical Education Bill drafted by the DPR to accommodate more provisions regarding the obligation of the regional government to allocate the Regional Expenditure Budget (APBD) for medical education scholarships for outstanding youngsters of the region.

"The format and mechanism for selecting prospective students who receive medical education scholarships must be strictly and selectively arranged. What is clear is that we support the drafting of the Medical Education Bill, "he said.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Medical Education Institution Association (AIPKI) Mahmud Ghaznawie appreciated the steps taken by DPR RI to draft the Medical Education Bill. According to him, there are several important reasons that led to the old Medical Education Act needing to be revised. First, the regulation regarding Primary Service Doctors (DLP) has caused problems.

Second, the regulation regarding competency testing which is interpreted as a graduation test has caused problems because it extends the study period, adds to the burden of costs and raises doctors as intellectual unemployment. Third, it is not harmonious with the Medical Practice Law and the Higher Education Law. Fourth, the role of the Indonesian Medical Council and collegials is also not regulated. "In general, the Draft Law on Medical Education is now more complete and good. "It is right to replace the old Medical Education Act," he said.

Mahmud argued that the contents of the Bill on Medical Education prepared by DPR RI were quite comprehensive and could answer the needs of the community for the practice of medicine. "The bill is very visionary. This bill accommodates medical education for local youngsters. This arrangement can answer the problem of distribution of doctors in the region. "The use of digital technology has also been accommodated in the Medical Education Bill," he said.

In the same place, Professor Usman Chatib Warsa from the Independent Higher Education Accreditation Institution (LAM-PTkes) viewed the drafting of the Medical Education Bill as a step forward. Some of the provisions in the bill are believed to improve the existing provisions in the old Medical Education Act. Particularly regarding the regulation of the quality of lecturers, medical education facilities must have standardization, management and networking of medical education institutions.

"In Indonesia the standard rules for medical education are not complete. Therefore, we must dare to make changes for the advancement of medical education. So that our medical graduates can compete internationally, "he supported.




11 Desember 2018