Some Regions in Indonesia are Still Lack of Nurses


Jakarta, dpd.go.id - In order to enrich the material as input material to prepare the revision of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing, Committee III held a Public Hearing Meeting in the Meeting Room of Committee III, Parliament Complex Senayan, Wednesday (6/9/2017). The Public Hearing was discussing the implementation of Act No. 38 Year 2014 on Nursing led by Fahira Idris by presenting Dr. Krishnajaya, MS, Chairman of ADINKES Center.

Krishnajaya started his presentation with a map of existing nursing conditions in Indonesia, that in quantity the number of graduates of nursing staff is sufficient but there is limitation of civil servant formation and restriction of recruit the absorber honorarium workers for limited graduates of nurses. Competence, according to him is also a thing that must be improved so that nurses can be independent, work as a permanent worker in FKTP, not as an apprentice whose honor is not clear. In addition, work coaching in accordance with the rules is also important because there are nurses who work the doctor’s job outside the working hours, or non-competent work practices.

In some regions, there is still a lack of medical personnel, so it is necessary for authority delegation from the Head of Health Office in the form of assignment to nursing staff in that area. "Many nurses in Papua come from local sons because there is always an opening for government official for nurses, but the fact is Papua is in short of nurses," said Mervin S Komber of West Papuan Senator in the middle of the meeting.

According to Mervin, this is caused by many nurses who occupy structural positions in the health service. In addition, there are many nurses who have been accepted as civil servants, but 2 (two) years later they apply to move out from Papua. Therefore, Marvin suggests the need of a clear regulation for nurses, so that the problem of health worker deficiency in Papua will be resolved.

In response, Krishna added that to overcome the limitations of nursing staff in the regions, especially Puskesmas and RSUD; therefore, all public hospitals and Puskesmas should be encouraged to implement BLUD financial governance pattern because BLUD can recruit health workers with BLUD budget. As for the case expressed by Mervin, it must be made firm rules.

At the end of his presentation, Krishna said that in order to improve the quality of the nurses, a competency mapping is created both in the Health Department as a whole, as well as in the Puskesmas and Hospital, which includes the competency standards that must be possessed, the current condition and the competency improvement plan.

06 September 2017