Indonesia Has Exported Medical Equipment Worth IDR 3.3 Trillion

Director General of the Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics Industry of the Ministry of Industry, Taufiek Bawazier said that the medical equipment industry was able to contribute significant foreign exchange to the country. In 2023, exports in the medical equipment industry sector will reach US$ 209.4 million or around IDR 3.26 trillion.

“The medical equipment industry has been able to contribute quite significantly to the country’s foreign exchange through its product export performance which reached US$ 209.4 million throughout 2023,” he said in a written statement, Thursday (8/2/2024).

He added that the domestic medical equipment industry has demonstrated its capabilities in the international arena through participation in the Arab Health 2024 exhibition in Dubai. Arab Health 2024 is the second largest health sector exhibition in the world, attended by more than 3,450 exhibitors and 110,000 healthcare professionals from 180 countries.

A total of 19 local companies displayed various superior products, including high-tech ones, in the 90 square meter Indonesian Pavilion. The products on display include ventilators, electromedical devices, syringes and blood pressure measuring devices.

The Director General of ILMATE stated that currently the domestic medical equipment industry which is part of the Indonesian Medical Device Manufacturers Association has more than 200 members with a wide product range. For example, from hospital furniture to high-tech health equipment such as X-Ray.

At the Arab Health 2024 event, the Indonesian Pavilion received a visit from officials of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), which is the health authority in the Dubai area and has the authority to oversee various international clinics and hospitals.

Special Advisor from DHA, H.E. Dr. Younis Kazim and DHA Director General, H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi had the opportunity to discuss the capabilities of the Indonesian medical equipment industry and see firsthand the various medical equipment products displayed at the Indonesian Pavilion.

“Finally, we learned that Indonesia has been able to produce ventilators independently. This shows the rapid development of the medical equipment industry in Indonesia and could open up opportunities for cooperation in the future,” he said.

Therefore, the Indonesian government continues to encourage the domestic medical equipment industry to expand into international markets, including the United Arab Emirates. This country is an important export destination considering its strategic location as an international hub to penetrate markets from Africa to Europe. Several types of local medical equipment that can be encouraged for export are hospital furniture, which meets ISO standards and meets international requirements for quality safety and benefits.

February 8, 2024, detikFinance