Ministry of Health: Many Civil Servants Have Heart Disease
it seems government employees you have to take care of your health a lot heart. Ministry of Health Information (Ministry of Health) RI showed that people with heart disease dominated the public sector.
Eva Susanti, director of prevention of non-communicable diseases at the Ministry of Health, said that the incidence of heart disease is higher in women, which is 1.6 percent, while men have 1.3 percent. And if this profession is considered, heart disease is prevalent among civil servants.
“When you look at the work, a surprise happened to the civil servants,” said Eva in the health program on Tuesday (27/9), as quoted from Between.
Patients with heart disease from civil servants recorded about 2.7 percent with the highest number of patients from TNI, Polri, PNS, BUMN, and BUMD.
Heart disease itself is still a threat in Indonesia. According to data from Riskesdas 2018, the prevalence of heart disease according to medical examination is 1.5 percent.
Eva added that people need to pay more attention to other diseases related to heart disease, especially high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a precursor to heart disease. From high blood pressure, it can follow other non-communicable diseases with high medical costs.
“The cost of non-communicable diseases (PTM) alone has increased to more than 7.7 trillion. Also, stroke has reached 1.9 trillion, kidney failure has reached 1.6 trillion. This is in line with the BPJS 2021 data,” he said.
It’s Not Just an Adult Disease
In the meantime, the President of the Indonesian Pediatric Association (PERKI) Radityo Prakoso reminded that heart disease can affect anyone, from different ages, including babies.
PERKI noted that every year about 80 babies are born in Indonesia with heart defects.
He then stressed that heart disease should not be called old man’s disease.
“I think this is almost universally distributed, if you ask a newborn who can suffer from heart disease according to the classification of heart disease,” said Radityo, at the time.