MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, KULONPROGO – President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir mentioned that healthcare is a fundamental human right, not a business. Healthcare professionals are not profit-seekers.
Healthcare professionals and providers are motivated by the commitment to save lives, grounded in humanitarian values, prioritizing humanitarian values over profit-seeking.
“Health workers may not be careless. As Hatta once stated, ‘a smile can be a healing remedy for the patient’,” said Haedar on Saturday (September 2) at the Muhammadiyah Council for Public Health Development meeting.
Haedar mentioned that Muhammadiyah’s health care is for all, regardless of background, since humanity should be the priority.
“I believe it’s essential to revive our humanity through our deeds. When we aid others, God will also support us,” said Haedar.
It goes beyond healthcare professionals; it applies to academic members and all activities within Muhammadiyah, highlighting the significance of humanity alongside spirituality.
Haedar expressed concern that if all members of Muhammadiyah, especially those in state-established institutions, lose their humanistic orientation, they will solely focus on earning a living.
Within Muhammadiyah, Haedar continued, there is a fundamental teaching from K.H. Ahmad Dahlan, known as “welas asih” or compassion. This teaching emphasizes that the services provided by Muhammadiyah should not prioritize profit but should prioritize a humanistic approach.