There were 14 units of rural health center in the district of Mentawai archipelago that planned to be built in2007, but it was failed in the implementation. In 2008, ther ewere 12 units rural health center planned to be built, following the determining of Desa Siaga development policy. Therefore,the readiness has to be known first.Methods: The research was conducted to study the readiness of rural health center in the development of Desa Siaga. Qualitative research method was used, by in depth interview to the person in charge program in the health and family planning board in the district, Puskesmas and staff ofrural health center, that their the village is proclaimed as Desa Siaga, and through the study of rural health center in the development of Desa Siaga readiness documents.Result : There is variation of readiness in rural health center/ Poskesdes which is located in Mentawai. The variation range from ready, quite ready, until not ready. But there are 5 variables which are ready: Rural health center physical infrastructure,instrument and logistic, budgeting, planning and monitoring .Even though not 100% fit to the standard of Health Department.For the rural health center physic/construction model, there were built with special design which suitable for the isolated,retarded and archipelago area.Conclusion: Rural health center model developed by Health Department can not be applied in the Mentawai archipelago and need modification. The Health Departement is suggested to analyze the model of rural health center in Mentawai, andthe health and family planning board in the district of Mentawai archipelago are suggested to accelerate the realization of the physical infrastructure building with its equipments.
|Journal||Jurnal Manajemen Pelayanan Kesehatan|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|