300 Indonesians receive free medical check-up

Azlan Othman

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Brunei Darussalam, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Indonesia, organised a free medical check-up programme for 300 Indonesian migrant workers, with 150 workers in Bandar Seri Begawan and 150 in Kuala Belait on December 6 and 8. Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko said that the programme reaffirmed the support of the government for the health of overseas Indonesian workers.

He said that 32 Indonesian workers in Brunei passed away in 2019 from heart, lung, kidney, hypertension and diabetes complications. The programme is expected to help migrant workers stay healthy and increase productivity at their workplaces in Brunei.

Fourteen doctors, psychiatrists and nurses from the Ministry of Health conducted general and female health examinations and mental state consultations as well as administered medicines. For preventive purposes, they also organised healthy lifestyle campaign and provided stress management tips.

The ambassador also welcomed the enrolment of 83 Indonesian migrant workers to the Employee Social Security Administration (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) scheme, whose applications were processed by seven BPJS officials from Indonesia.

The embassy also provided passport and other consular services for Indonesian workers in Kuala Belait recently.

ABOVE & BELOW: Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Dr Sujatmiko speaks during the event; and the attendees during the event. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN