UNAIR NEWS – Most members of community do not know about the main task and function of Regional Legislative Council (DPRD). The statement was made by Sally Atyasasmi, S.Km., M.Km., in a guest lecture “Regional Budgeting on Healthcare Services”, on Wednesday, May 11.
“The legislative went to the community and collected their aspirations then discussed them in the plenary session, so our role is proposing aspirations for the policy,” said Sally who is also an alumnus of FKM UNAIR.
The event held in Sumarto Danusughondo hall Faculty of Public Health (FKM) UNAIR, Sally is a member of Commission C DPRD Bojonegoro emphasized the importance of students to know their chosen representative in their own regional legislative council. It enables academic community to give the legislative member inputs because not all legislative members are experts in certain sector, so they still need supporting inputs.
“The legislative members have their own background, for example economy, so they are not experts in healthcare. Therefore, as academicians we should give them inputs to help them especially on healthcare,” she added.
FKM UNAIR 2011 graduate also regretted the policy makers who only see improvement and development in physical forms like buildings.
“We also need human resources development, such as on healthcare,” said the woman from Bojonegoro.
According to Sally, there are so many obstacles in healthcare budgeting such as low human resources, low funding, poorly managed fund distribution, inappropriate use of funds and high cost of healthcare services. All of them happened because there was no consistency from government program.
“Every election, they have different programs so they lack consistency. Actually, this consistency is important so that we can move forward to the next step,” Sally said.
In the end of the lecture, Sally hoped that students as academicians can contribute in Indonesia development.
“We have to contribute in the development. Because your role as academicians is also great,” she said. (*)
Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Nuri Hermawan