Health

Government Urged to Increase Commitment to Funding for Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is relatively expensive, and even considered to impoverish the patient. For this reason, the state must enlarge its role, through the National Health Insurance (JKN) scheme. The chairman of the Indonesian Health Economics Association, Hasbullah Thabrany, said that the government should not suppress cancer financing, because it is …

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Indonesia Beware of Delta Variant Threat AY.4.2

JAKARTA – The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK and countries in Europe caused by the AY.4.2 variant has received special attention from the Indonesian government, which is currently trying to maintain the downward trend in cases that has been achieved in recent months. Spokesman …

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UK budgets 8 billion dollars to boost health services

The UK Treasury’s budget, led by Rishi Sunak, this week will include an additional 8.1 billion dollars in spending to finance the country’s health services over the next few years, aimed at easing the burden on healthcare, the ministry said in a statement on Friday. Sunday (24/10). The amount falls …

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Eijkman and Sanaria Ready for World’s First Malaria Vaccine Clinical Trial

The Eijkman Molecular Biology Research Center (PRBM) in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (FKUI), the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit (EOCRU) and the Malaria Vaccine Manufacturing Center “Sanaria” in America are ready to conduct malaria clinical trials at least 400 Army personnel …

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The Government Continues To Look For COVID-19 Antiviral Drugs

JAKARTA – Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the government is currently exploring efforts to bring three drugs that are claimed to be anti-COVID-19 viruses to Indonesia. The drugs are Molnupiravir from Merck, AT-527 from Roche and Atea Pharmaceutical, and Proxalutamide, manufactured by Kintor Pharmaceuticals of China. “So we …

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Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-Covid Infection

Former US President Bill Clinton, 75, was rushed to an Irvine, California hospital two days ago for treatment for a “non-covid infection”, a spokesman said. “On Tuesday (12/10) evening former President Bill Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center for treatment of a non-covid infection,” Clinton spokeswoman Angel Urena said …

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