Health minister resigns
Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih: JP/Ricky Yudhistira
Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih has tendered her resignation to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono after he visited her at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM) in Central Jakarta.
Endang has been receiving medical care for lung cancer since April 20. She is currently undergoing radiotherapy and cryosurgery treatments.
“She [Endang] has asked me to approve her resignation due to her illness. She wants to fully concentrate on her medical treatment.” Yudhoyono told reporters on Thursday.
Endang, who has also undergone medical treatment abroad, opened up to the public last year about her illness. (asa/dic)