JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Indonesia’s digital-based health transformation program has received support from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said.
“The existing support includes strengthening primary services based on the use of the latest information technology and health technology,” Budi said in a press statement on Monday, Sept. 26.
The billionaire conveyed his support during a meeting with Minister Budi on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the Global Fund Replenishment Conference in New York on Sept. 20.
At the meeting, Budi outlined the six pillars of health transformation carried out by the government to improve health services for the community.
The six pillars include the transformation of primary services, hospital referral services, the health resilience system, the health financing system, health of human resources, and the transformation of health technology related to information technology and biotechnology.
The transformation included the development of the Covid-19 contact tracing app PeduliLindungi, which has been downloaded by more than 50 million users.
The app is equipped with the latest features, such as a medical history feature, which includes a history of domestic and foreign vaccination status to accommodate foreign citizens.
Another development is the preparation of the PeduliLindungi in 13 languages to improve the standard of health services at the G20 Summit in November this year.