Some questions raised in the comments asking if the annual check up cost me money or not. Well, the one in campus is totally for free, I have no idea about the public medical insurance that I apply will cover the annual check up or not.
On Friday, I visited my first dentistry check up in Japan in the campus health center. First of all, we should do reservation, and I did it a week before. ;P
Dentistry services miniature, it’s like DIY stuffs sized, so cute
Guess how much it costs me?
.. It’s only 50yen(about 4500 Rupiah or 50Cent USD), really unbelievable..
I can’t even buy a pan for that!
Yeah, last year after the accident and the treatment. I finally went to ortophedic clinic in Komaba campus.
Well, the doctor services + xray + medicines cost me about 500yen only. (45,000 Rupiah or 5 USD).
It’s really amazing and how it makes me feel how medical insurance is so worthy here.
Wonder if Indonesia will conduct such kind of public health insurance, though it seems impossible.
The awareness still so low and moreover not managed well by government.
Even for the low level income citizen will probably choose to buy cigarettes instead of paying national insurance health(if only it exists).
But hey, if we also so pessimistic, how to make such kind system become reality?
Can we write anything to the media or any kind of media to make the government do extra efforts, caring about the health system to the citizen??
NPOs can be one of the options too, I know there’re some NPOs working to delivery health services for free to the citizens as one of its program, regardless of seeing individual by race, religion, etc. It’s nothing to do with it as we ‘re all the same human beings creation of God.
When I was in Indonesia, I ever heard about Tzuchi, last time it was not well-organized, I’m amazed when stumbling to the website just now, it seems like going to expand to other continents? Does anybody know another NPOs? Maybe you can share here too..? I don’t exactly know the condition of Japan as well, but I began to think that Japan, despite of carrying out the label as “well-developed country”, Japan also need the NPO for the low income citizen.
Reading the news that there’re citizen who killed the member of families due to the poverty, I also saw the news that Lawson in Yokohama area formulate kinda NPO in the way of the bento-s that considered to be expired, because it has 3-4 times circulation of the new package of bento in one day (but actually still ok to be re-processed).
Considering like how many tons’re thrown wastefully, they were then collected, sent to the cafetaria that offered lunch set with a very low price to serve the low-level class people.
In the kitchen, the bento’re separated by its kinds, and they were then re-cooked.
Another time, I was shocked to see a lot of homeless people staying in the Shinjuku station, using the cardboard, and also touched in the winter time that an old woman seemed to be homeless spending night in front of post office in Mitaka area, I was thinking to buy her some food and hot drink but she entered convenient store and bought herself sth to eat.
Well, whatever it is, I strongly believe if helping others, no matter how it seems insignificant for others, just continue believe that your sincerity is the best among all, it can be the analogy of the light of candle in the darkness..
I think I’m OOT, dentist until the government and NPOs talks. ;P