Greater Jakarta: Hospital needs rules regarding filming
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JAKARTA: The Health Ministry said that filming a soap opera in an intensive care unit (ICU) room was not a problem, although a regulation would be drafted in response to a recent incident.
“There has to be clear regulation stipulating the rules,” director for health development, Chairul Radjab Nasution, told reporters on Friday.
Chairul was responding to a complaint by the father of Ayu Tria Desiani, a leukemia patient who died at Harapan Kita Maternity and Children’s Hospital in West Jakarta on Thursday morning, about a soap opera being filmed in the room.
Ayu’s father, Kurnianto Ahmad Syaifur, 47, said that shooting for the TV series Love in Paris went on all night, with the film crew and actors walking around without special clothes designed for the sterile environment.
Chairul said that ICU rooms were categorized as “sub-sterile” and visitors were only required to wash their hands and wear a mask.
He added that the filming should not have disturbed patients as the location was vacant. The hospital’s president director, Achmad Soebagjo Tancarino, said that the management accepted the filming request in the ICU room for promotional purposes. “We have done this several times,” he said.
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