10 midwives head for Timor Leste

The Jakarta Post | Tue, 02/21/2012 9:03 AM

JAKARTA: The National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI) has dispatched 10 midwives to Timor Leste to promote close cooperation between the nations in the healthcare sector. 

The midwives departed for Dili, Timor Leste, from Denpasar, Bali, on Monday, the BNP2TKI said in a statement.

On behalf of the Indonesian government, the agency’s deputy head for placement, Ade Adam Noch officially handed-over the midwives to Antonio Araujo Da Silva, an official from Timor Leste’s consulate in Denpasar.

“By using government to government scheme, Indonesia has been sending healthcare workers, especially midwives, to Timor Leste since 2011. In the first dispatch, we sent 6 midwives to the country,” said Ade. 

He said the midwives, who came from several regions, had passed competency and skill tests conducted by the BNP2TKI on Jan.31.

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