Jakarta, IDN Times – Based on the Indonesia Renal Registry report, the number of active dialysis or dialysis patients in 2020 reached 130,931 patients. In the same year, additional patients were also recorded up to 61,786 people.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, patient growth rates rose by around 10-12 percent annually, placing kidney failure as one of the five diseases that cost the government the most health care costs.
For this reason, Klikdialisis.com, a platform in the health sector that focuses on helping patients with kidney failure, made a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian Dialysis Patient Community (KPCDI). The aim is to increase access to information related to kidney health and dialysis services for patients in Indonesia.
The signing of the memorandum of understanding coincided with the celebration of World Kidney Day which falls every March 10. Globally, the theme for World Kidney Day is “Healthy Kidneys for All: Bridging the Knowledge Gap for Better Kidney Health”.
1. Klikdialysis.com wants to make it easier for patients who need dialysis
The CEO of Klikdialisis.com, Kevin Soeharli, said that one of the solutions in improving the level of life and health, especially during the pandemic, is the ease of accessing information. The same is true for dialysis patients.
Currently, dialysis patients who need surgery must make an in-person visit to the dialysis unit, to ensure room availability for those who need it.
In the era of information technology and in the midst of the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kevin said services for dialysis patients should also be made easier. They should be able to obtain information and order services digitally, without having to visit a dialysis unit.
“Therefore, Klikdialisis.com developed an integrated system based on websites and applications to make it easier for patients to find a dialysis unit according to their needs,” said Kevin.
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2. Solutions to overcome the information crisis about kidney health
Kevin also explained that the services offered by klikdialisis.com are not just contacting and getting complete information from health facilities or consulting specialist doctors in the field of kidney health. But also access to get services easily, quickly and easily real-time.
Klikdialysis.com has various supporting features to make it easier for patients, ranging from searching for information, ordering and consulting services related to kidney disease, such as patients being able to choose the location of the closest dialysis unit, detecting locations using the Geolocation system, filtering dialysis service criteria, and many more. lots of other information.
“Efforts to increase access to dialysis services, as well as comprehensive health information, are urgently needed by patients. The Klikdialysis.com application can assist patients in accessing information on dialysis services, of course, it is one solution to the limited access to information about kidney health in Indonesia,” said the Chairman of KPCDI, Tony Richard Samosir.
3. Support provided by klikdialisis.com
The forms of support and commitment of Klikdialisis.com, which are stated in the memorandum of understanding, with KPCDI include:
- Provision and development of kidney health information systems and dialysis services for chronic kidney patients in Indonesia.
- Connecting dialysis patient access with dialysis service providers and other kidney health facilities with the klikdialysis.com platform.
- Support in accessing dialysis service information that can be used for the benefit of dialysis patients in Indonesia.
- Kidney health promotion and education for dialysis patients in Indonesia.
“Klikdialisis.com hopes to be a solution to the problem of accessing kidney health information and dialysis services for patients in Indonesia,” Kevin hoped.
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