Investigative team set up for baby Deborah's case
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Health Agency has established an investigative team to identify the root cause of the death of 4-month-old baby Tiara Deborah Simanjorang on Sunday.
The team was set up following allegations by the baby’s parents that Mitra Keluarga Hospital in Kalideres, West Jakarta, had failed to properly and immediately take care of their ailing child, which eventually led to her death.
The agency’s public service division head, Tienke Maria Margareta, told a press conference on Thursday that the investigative team consisted of 19 officials from the agency, the Health Ministry, the Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), the office of the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister and experts from the Hospital Monitoring Agency (BPRS). They will start to work on Friday.
"The team will investigate Deborah's case, from the management to the medical and administration aspects. It will report the results of its investigation to the Jakarta Health Agency head and the governor," Tienke said.
In performing its tasks, she added, the team would have the authority to summon witnesses and experts and to examine the documents of medical personnel involved in the case.
She further said that the investigation results would determine possible sanctions to be imposed on Mitra Keluarga Hospital.
"The sanctions could be a verbal reprimand, a warning letter or revocation of license," she said.
The head of BPRS Jakarta, Supriyantoro, said the team would be divided into two divisions focusing on the medical and administrative aspects. (rdi)
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