Fri, 08 Apr 2011


They put serious attention on all the ongoing dynamic health care plans in Indonesia

VIVAnews - Sweden's Minister for Health and Social Affairs, Göran Hägglund, and a delegation of Swedish companies today wrapped up three-day visit to Jakarta, securing several key bilateral partnerships as well as business agreements in health care sector with Indonesia.

“This visit further strengthens the already excellent bilateral relations between Sweden and Indonesia”, says Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, Ewa Polano.

Minister Hägglund and his delegation - including Prof. Lennart Persson from New Karolinska University Hospital and a number of leading Swedish health care companies - had a very broad program during this official visit.

They put serious attention on the ongoing dynamic health care plans in Indonesia in the public and the private sector as well as the state-owned enterprises health care – especially the biggest state owned enterprise Pertamina’s health care subsidiary Pertamedika.

The Swedish Minister also met Indonesia's Minister of Health, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih. Both officials agreed to follow up all the potential for bilateral cooperation and knowledge sharing in key areas, from MDG to providing Indonesia with the Swedish top quality health care equipment.

Minister Hägglund then invited Minister Endang to visit Sweden later on this year, where they are supposed to develop details in an MoU in health care between the two Governments.

The two Ministers held their opening and key note speeches at a seminar on Wednesday 6 April: “Health Care forthe Future – A Knowledge Sharing Seminar with Sweden”.

During the visit, several business agreements were made and signed by both parties; between the leading cancer curing company from Sweden ELEKTA and the Lippo Group Siloam Hospitals for a Gamma Knife for the MRCCC. An MoU in the field of upgrading hospital management processes and clinical knowledge and it’s strategies was also signed today between the Scandinavia Quality Care Company SQC and Pertamedika.

Swedish company Getinge signed several contracts with Lippo Siloam Hospitals Group. Furthermore, Swedish company Kanmed – a UNICEF listed Swedish company– donated an incubator “BabyWarmer” to the leading Indonesian Teaching Hospital RSCM.

Ambassador Polano was very satisfied with the outcome and the concrete results already from the visit. “We are confident this will lead to increased cooperation between our countries to the benefit of the health care projects of both Swedes and Indonesians”.

Minister Hägglund and his delegation were returning to Sweden this evening.