Health sector policies to be made as per data: Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – All policies related to the health sector made by the Health Ministry or other ministries and institutions will be drafted based on data, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated.”All policies or new agency made by the Health Ministry will be made according to data. If possible, all of the government agencies or institutions related to health must make their policies based on data,” he emphasized at the launch of the Health Ministry’s Data Utilization Portal in Jakarta on Monday. ccording to Sadikin, using data as a basis for policy making could help stakeholders analyze the effectiveness of a particular policy before being implemented in the community. Hence, to this end, his side is launching the Data Utilization Portal to facilitate the effort. He noted that one of the policies made in accordance with data is the stunting management program. “We have hundreds of billions of rupiah in funds for the supplementary food program to eliminate stunting. With the portal, we can see whether the budget is properly absorbed or not,” Sadikin remarked.

Source: Antara News Agency