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Indonesia Health Ministry draws up food and drug control roadmap for Hajj, Umrah

 

It is important to properly design a roadmap for collaboration and BPOM engagement with the Indonesian Hajj ecosystem. I don’t think we have a roadmap (for now)

 

 

The Indonesia Ministry of Religious Affairs said it is currently preparing a roadmap for drug and food control during the Hajj and Umrah implementation with the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM).

 

 

“It is important for us to properly design a roadmap for cooperation and BPOM engagement in the Indonesian Hajj ecosystem. I don’t think so,” was notified in a written statement received here on Friday.

 

 

In the context of strengthening the Hajj and Umrah ecosystem, the amount of food and drug consumption budgets of pilgrims on each pilgrimage should become a common concern, he added.

 

 

According to him, the consumption budget this year reached 30-35% of the total budget.Considering this numbertThe ministry seeks to encourage Indonesian entrepreneurs to participate in the ecosystem.

 

 

“This is on our radar. It is included in domestic purchases. It must be a shared concern of the elements: the pilgrim’s (food and medicine) consumption during the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

 

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To strengthen the ecosystem, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several parties including the Ministry of Cooperatives and SMEs, the Ministry of Trade and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin).

 

 

“Including coordinating with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and various domestic and international companies,” Latif added.

 

BPOM’s chief secretary, Rita Mahyona, meanwhile, applauded the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ move to involve BPOM in the control of medicines and food. for pilgrimage.

 

“We also met with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Religious Affairs to discuss the program, from planning to conducting the pilgrimage to organizing the pilgrimage. added Mahyona.

 

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