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Government optimistic that digitalization will boost public health literacy

We want public literacy in the health sector to emerge through health technology transformation systems to help the public become smarter in accessing health information.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Indonesian Ministry of Health Spokesperson Mohammad Shahril said that the literacy rate of the general population in the health sector has been increasing in parallel with the efforts to promote technological change that are being intensively carried out by both the government and the private sector. optimistic that is improving.

“We want public literacy in the health sector to emerge through a system of change in health technology to help the public become smarter in accessing health information,” Syahril said Wednesday. mentioned here.

To this end, he affirmed, the existence of various digital platforms should be able to provide health education to the public by providing reliable information and removing false or misleading information.

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Meanwhile, Lies Dina Liastuti, director of Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), said the benefits of technology will help ordinary people to have health consultations with doctors and to spread awareness among the general public about staying healthy. said.

“We must be able to promote health campaigns through professionals to build people’s trust in information.We hope that then many people will start staying healthy to prevent some diseases.” ‘ asserted Riastuti.

She pointed out that promoting health campaigns can help people protect themselves from several diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. I was able to.

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Riastuti affirmed that the dissemination of health information through digital platforms has made it easier for the public to learn continuously because it is easier to access.

She also praised digital platforms for increasing public literacy in the health sector by working with accurate and authoritative sources of information, including government hospitals such as RSCM and other private hospitals.

“I am so grateful. I really want to live up to the spirit of ‘Recovering together, recovering stronger.’ I will,” she asserted.

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