Doctors Participate to Form Healthy Habits Community

Disease prevention not only saves the cost of health care, but also prevent transmission of the disease will more widespread. Your GP is a strategic group to campaign for the promotion and prevention to the community.

It is confirmed Dr.Dyah Agustina Waluyo, presidium member of the Association of General Practitioners Indonesia (PDUI) in a press conference scientific symposium National Labor Congress and Scientific Meeting PT.Unilever PDUI cooperate with Indonesia in Jakarta (28/3/13).

Indonesia currently has about 80,000 physicians. The figure did Dyah is close to the ideal, but it has not been evenly spread.

"With the implementation of the national social security system next year, the role of physicians as primary care providers is very large. Therefore the competence of doctors should be increased, including in terms of soft skills such as the ability to communicate with patients," he said.

He added that the doctor is obliged to provide counseling and guidance to change the behavior of patients become healthier. "Treatment not only with drug therapy but also educate a healthy lifestyle," he added.

Prof.Umar Fahmi Achmadi, School of Public Health, University of Indonesia, explained, until now doctors are still a source of health information that is the most powerful in society. "Words such as doctors prescribe medications that must be followed," he said.

Therefore, according to Umar's general practitioner should be the front line in efforts to prevent the disease. Disease prevention can be done through many ways, ranging from immunization, environmental improvement, the consumption of healthy foods, to implement clean and healthy lifestyle.

Implementation of clean and healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as by washing hands with soap at critical moments, it has been proven to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Research shows that hand washing with soap can reduce the incidence of diarrhea by 50 percent and the incidence of upper respiratory tract infections by 45 percent.