BANDUNG-A total of 20 cities and regencies in West Java awarded Swasti Saba or healthy predicated city from Ministry of Health. The award was presented by the Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar to the Regent and the Mayor of honorees in the West Hall of Gedung Sate, Bandung (14/12/2016).
Twenty-Cities / Regencies are, Swasti Saba Wistara Award 5 to 9 orders were given to the city of Sukabumi and Cirebon Regency. Swasti Saba Wiwerda 3 to 4 orders won by the city of Banjar, Cimahi City, Bandung City, Tasikmalaya City, Kuningan Regency, West Bandung regency, Subang, Sumedang Regency and Indramayu Regency. While Swasti Saba Padapa award 2 orders achieved by Cirebon City, Bogor City, Depok City, Bekasi City, Karawang Regency, Bogor Regency, Sukabumi Regency, Bandung Regency and Garut regency.
Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar in his speech explained, health development is directed to achieve an independent community in order to live a healthy life. Health development activities carried out in line with the global commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, which has been replaced with Sustainable Development Goals target. This activity is also to prevent and cope with increasingly complex health problems such as the occurrence of infectious and degenerative diseases which are still high at this time.
"For that, empowering the health sector to be very important," said the Vice Governor.
According to him, healthy city and regency are clean, comfortable, safe areas and healthy for inhabited which is achieved through the implementation of the application of some structures and activities that are integrated and agreed by community alongside local authorities.
"The implementation process is more priority than the target. So it runs continuously starting with an order of priority activities in the region and reached in accordance with the capability of society, "he explained.
For the seven other regions, namely Purwakarta regency, Bekasi regency, Tasikmalaya regency, Ciamis regency, Pangandaran Regency, Majalengka regency and Cianjur Regency vice governor expects that it is more motivated to catch up, which is expected in 2017 throughout the City and Regency in West Java has become Healthy City and Regency in the respective stages.
Swasti Saba award is given every two years and it is an expression of appreciation to the Provincial Government in its efforts that have been mobilized by Regency / City in processing to be a healthy City / Regency through the efforts of Healthy Living Society Movement (Germas) by promoting community empowerment.
"For that I congratulate the 20 cities/ regencies, 20 coaches team and forums of healthy Regency / City and hopefully become pep to create a healthier province," said Vice Governor.