Updated on 5 June 2015
The accreditation seeks to improve the quality of health services offered by the hospital
Singapore: The Indonesian Ministry of Health recently said that the country must focus on obtaining international accreditation for its hospitals to ensure service quality and patients safety. Of the 2414 hospitals in Indonesia, only 121 are internationally accredited, said Professor Akmal Taher at the Ministry of Health, Indonesia.
Prof. Taher said, "Accreditation is necessary to ensure the quality of hospital services with regard to the patients' safety. By improving the quality of health services, it is expected that people will not have to go overseas to have the required medical treatment."
Although the number of accredited hospitals is very small as compared to the total number of hospitals in Indonesia, government accreditation granted to a hospital is an acknowledgement of its quality standards, said Prof. Taher.
The accreditation seeks to improve the quality of health services offered to the community as mandated by Law Number 44/2009 on hospitals, according to which accreditation must be done at least every three years.