Japan-Indonesia build a liver transplant facility

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Jakarta – Japan and Indonesia build partnerships to address health liver, especially liver transplantation, through the construction of facilities that have been built in two pilot cities in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Greater Jakarta) and Surabaya.

“In 2013 we are with the support of the Japanese government build handling facilities liver disease, especially transplant, Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Dr Soetomo, Surabaya and RS Pertamedika Sentul, Bogor, West Java,” said General Director of International Medical Center Kobe (KIFMEC), Koichi Tanaka, Kempinski Hotel Indonesia, Central Jakarta, last week.

When met on the sidelines of a seminar on “Japan Medical Excellence” he said, in 2015 liver treatment center facility can be completed. “This year we are targeting complete approximately 100 rooms for patients and at the end of 2015 expected to be around 300 rooms is complete, so it can be utilized properly to help treat a variety of liver diseases,” he said.

The reason for choosing Greater Jakarta and Surabaya because according to Koichi two cities have a large population, so the construction of facilities considered strategic.

With many residents of the region would attack risk of liver disease in the community also be great.

“Initially, we focused on two regions. The development will always we review for further development or subsequent liver health center opening in other cities in Indonesia, “he said.

Indonesia ranks third in the world hepatitis after India and China. Number of patients with hepatitis B and C in Indonesia is estimated to reach 30 million people.

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than two billion people are infected with hepatitis B with 250,000 deaths per year, and 170 million people worldwide suffer from hepatitis C with mortality rates of 350,000 people per year.

Is estimated that about eight percent of the population of Indonesia threatened teridap hepatitis B. In addition, as many as 1.5 million people Indonesia potentially liver cancer.

On the other hand, Koichi expects bilateral cooperation in the health field are able to strengthen the relations between Japan and Indonesia. The opinion was corroborated by one of the main speakers of the seminar Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research Ryosuke Tsuchiya.

“Such cooperation would strengthen relations between the two countries, especially Japan is more often intensify relations with the United States and Europe. In the near future we really want to strengthen the relationship with Indonesia that has existed for 55 years, “he explained.

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