At least 150 disabled people from six districts in Sleman regency - Tempel, Turi, Sleman, Sayegan, Mlati, and Gamping - are offered to have Special Health Care (Jamkesus) at UGM Academic Hospital on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. This is a collaboration with operators of the Social Welfare Agency of Yogyakarta.
“We have the commitment to organise health care services for all, including the disabled people,” said Director of Human Resource and Academic of the UGM Academic Hospital, dr. Arief Budiyanto, Sp.KK(K)., Ph.D.
The Hospital also gives preventive care on TORCH on 20 April 2017.
Arief explained not all disabilities are caused by congenital reasons but due to TORCH (toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus/CMV and herpes). This event is expected to be able to prevent TORCH incidents.
“This is in line with the Presiden’s call for preventive as well curative actions in order to improve public health,” he said.
Head of the Social Agency of Sleman, Sri Murni Rahayu, S.H., M.M., mentioned that the Special Health Care for the disabled people was implementation of Law No 8 Year 2016 on Disabilities and bylaw No 4 Year 2012 on Fulfillment of Basic Rights for People with Disabilities.
The type of health care provided for the people are social assessment service and medical services as well as lab checks and informations communication service and education for women that have high risk of TORCH.