The Jakarta Post
A lawmaker has urged the government to revaccinate children who were administered fake vaccines at 14 hospitals in Bekasi, West Java and Kramat Jati, East Jakarta.
Revaccinating children would be among ways to calm parents who feared for their children’s health, appealed lawmaker Saleh Partaonan Daulay from Commission IX overseeing demographic affairs, health, manpower and transmigration.
“Many parents are afraid. The government should deploy medical staff to the 14 hospitals to revaccinate the children,” Saleh of the National Mandate Party (PAN) faction told The Jakarta Post on Friday.
Meanwhile, Indonesia Consumers Foundation (YLKI) chairman Tulus Abadi said the government should warn or shut down hospitals that administered fake vaccines to children.
“They have violated Article 5 of Law 44/2009 on hospital law, which explains the right of patients to quality service,” Tulus told the Post.
Health Minister Nila Moeloek told the House of Representatives on Thursday that 14 hospitals purchased fake vaccines from Bekasi-based CV Medika Azka. She promised to appropriately sanction hospitals after the police and ministry officials completed their investigation. (rez/ags)
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