The Indonesian government re-introduced the Indonesia Healthy Card-Health Insurance Program (JKN-KIS) to the international world, through a virtual meeting "Foreign Policy and Global Healthcare (FPGH) Ministerial Retreat" on Monday, June 1. Director of Social Insurance Administration Organization -BPJS Health Fachmi Idris in a press release received in Jakarta, Tuesday (June 2), said the presence of the JKN-KIS Program had opened access to affordable and quality health services, so that the program is mostly used by the Indonesian people. Fachmi explained that up to April 30, 2020, JKN-KIS had protected 222.9 million people or 83.64 percent of Indonesia's population. The JKN-KIS program also provides access to health services for all levels of society, including poor and disadvantaged people.
On that occasion Fachmi Idris also explained about the role of BPJS Health in handling the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, as a verifier of hospital claims specifically for COVID-19 cases. The claim payment process is carried out by the Ministry of Health using funds from the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB). As of May 27, 2020, 291 Hospitals had filed special claims for COVID-19 cases at the BPJS Health Branch Office. Several claims submitted by the Hospital have been verified and submitted to the Ministry of Health for further processing.
This year Indonesia was appointed as Chairman of the "Foreign Policy and Global Healthcare (FPGH) Ministerial Retreat. FPGH Ministerial Retreat is a forum initiated by seven foreign ministers from South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Norway, France, Senegal, and Thailand , which aims to promote the importance of global health issues in the framework of foreign policy. At the meeting with the social health insurance providers of FPGH countries, BPJS Health was entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to host the meeting.