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‘Brain wash’ stroke treatment under scrutiny after inquiry

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 10 2018   /  12:52 am
Sticking to the rules: Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) committee members Errol Hutagalung (left), Razak Thaha (center) and Ilham Oetama Marsis strike a pose of strength during a press briefing on Monday regarding the suspension on Maj. Gen. Terawan Agus Putranto, the director of Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), who has been suspected of a medical-related ethics violation.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(IDI) committee members Errol Hutagalung (left), Razak Thaha (center) and Ilham Oetama Marsis strike a pose of strength during a press briefing on Monday regarding the suspension on Maj. Gen. Terawan Agus Putranto, the director of Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), who has been suspected of a medical-related ethics violation.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Sticking to the rules: Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) committee members Errol Hutagalung (left), Razak Thaha (center) and Ilham Oetama Marsis strike a pose of strength during a press briefing on Monday regarding the suspension on Maj. Gen. Terawan Agus Putranto, the director of Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), who has been suspected of a medical-related ethics violation.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)A medical inquiry into a popular but unorthodox treatment for stroke patients — dubbed “brain wash” therapy — has produced more questions than answers as details of the internal inquiry found their way to the public.

Maj. Gen. Terawan Agus Putranto, the director of Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) and a presidential doctor during Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, is in the spotlight after the ethics board of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) issued a recomme...