YKI: Cancer Treatment Costs Rp 100 Million / Month
Can not be denied, cancer treatment is still very expensive and not affordable for those who do not have health insurance. Because the cost reaches an average of Rp 100 million / month, many eventually run to herbs as an alternative. That is, herbs are no longer used as complement or complement, but really as an alternative substitute for not being able to finance medical treatment. And of the many types of herbs for cancer, not many are proven efficacious.Bisa understandable, because medical treatment of cancer for now is still very expensive. Poor patients are generally borne by the government and the rich can pay for insurance, while those who are not rich but also not quite poor are forced to pay for their own treatment
The average cost is quite large, which is between Rp 102-106 million / month, “” Dr. Ulfana Said Umar, Deputy Secretary General of Yayasan Kanker Indonesia (YKI) after launching Cigna Complete Cancer Protection at Bebek Bengil Menteng Restaurant, Thursday /8/2012).Untuk to the initial diagnosis alone, according to Dr. Ulfana cost required has reached Rp 10 million. If the cancer can be operated on, it takes at least Rp 25-29 million, then still have radiation and chemotherapy at a cost of Rp 2-6 million once therapy as much as an average of 6 times therapy.Mahalnya cancer treatment costs make some people should be resigned because they have no health insurance . Finally, having no choice, the patients who are not rich but not poor enough to bear the government are forced to run to herbs as an alternative. Dr Ulfana exemplifies from 1,200 leukemia or blood cancer patients sponsored by YKI, only 10-15 percent are covered by Jamkesmas and 20 percent by Askes. Approximately 60-75 percent have to pay alone, whereas 70 percent of the figures are incompetent categories.
(up / ir)