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Govt must revaccinate victims of fake vaccines: Lawmaker

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 16, 2016   /  04:56 pm
Govt must revaccinate victims of fake vaccines: Lawmaker A paralyzed 9-month-old boy is held by his mother during a protest at Harapan Bunda Hospital in East Jakarta on July 15. The hospital is among 14 health facilities that administered fake vaccines, according to a Health Ministry announcement. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

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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