Thu, 11 Dec 2003

South Sulawesi to improve health service

MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi: The local administration in cooperation with Japan is to exchange doctors and health workers in an attempt to improve public health services here as well as to enhance the capabilities of provincial medical staff.

"During my last visit to Japan, I saw that we (South Sulawesi and Japan representatives) had an opportunity to develop relationship on health issues. And since my office has a strong commitment to improving services on public health as well as enhancing capabilities of our local doctors and health workers, we both agreed to exchange medical staff members," South Sulawesi deputy governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo said on Wednesday.

He, nevertheless, did not disclose the date and terms of the program.

He added that cooperation on labor and administration was also part of the discussions with Japan.

As part of the cooperation program, Japan had donated three fire engines in September. -- Antara