Universitas Gadjah Mada Academic Hospital has been accredited completely to coincide with the celebration of its fourth anniversary and grand opening on Wednesday (2/2). With this accreditation, the Hospital became the first ever to have such distinctions among 24 others hospitals under the Research and Technology Ministry.
Secretary General of Research, Technology, and Higher Learning Ministry, Prof. Ainun Naim, Ph.D, representing the Minister, welcomed this accreditation. He hoped this could spread to other Indonesian universities.
"At that time the Ministry built hospitals at 24 universities. Thank God, UGM is the first to get such good accreditation. I hope this kind of accreditation can spread to other universities. It is our duty to make equal services in education, including health, to all universities in Indonesia,” said Ainun Naim at UGM Hospital on Wednesday (2/3).
Ainun Naim said health sector, especially in education and development of health sciences, had a vital role in humanities. Even in economy sector, health is existing there. Looking at health industry in neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, they develop the health industry not only related to humanitarian service but also economic sector.
According to Ainun, health sector and science and technology for health services are a priority for development planning in developed countries. Therefore, it is about time for universities or education sector to pay good attention to hospital development.
The Hospital Director, Prof. dr. Arif Faisal, Sp. Rad (K), DHSM, said the work of the Hospital culminated in 2015 during the accreditation survey done by Hospital Accreditation Commitee (KARS) that was already accredited by the JCI. By the end of 2015, KARS declared UGM Academic Hospital fully accredited.
"This is a proud achievement for UGM as the UGM Academic Hospital is the first to get accredited. Even more so that it is fully accredited,” said Arif Faisal.
In 2016, the UGM Academic Hospital will finish construction of two buildings on the east side, making additional 140 beds. In 2017 the number of beds will total 250 units. In terms of patient visits, the Hospital received a 100 percent increase. In terms of payment method, in 2015 there were 50 percent general patients and 50 percent on national health insurance.
"With the increasing participation of people using national health insurance, in 2017 all patients will be on thenational health insurance,” said Arif Faisal.