Free health services for Jakarta's poor
One of Jokowi-Ahok gubernatorial campaign’s promises was the provision of free access to health services for Jakarta’s poor. Soon after the inauguration Jokowi made good on his promises, handing over cards called “Kartu Jakarta Sehat” ("Jakarta Healthy Card") directly to the poor himself. By using the card, the poor could get free access to medicine, medical operations, and hospital rooms. Many observers have applauded Jokowi-Ahok’s move as a revolutionary affirmative welfare policy for the urban poor. Read more.