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North Sumatra Prosecutor’s Office investigates misuse of JKN funds by 40 hospitals

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

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Medan   /   Sun, July 28, 2019   /  11:15 am
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A patient named Nurasiah, a resident of Medan Deli district, was reportedly told to pay Rp 25 million for a c-section surgery at Adam Malik Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, and was not allowed to go home, even though she had provided her insurance card.  (Shutterstock/File)

The North Sumatra Prosecutor’s Office is investigating 40 hospitals and clinics in North Sumatra suspected of misappropriating national health insurance (JKN) funds since 2014, with each institution believed to have misused as much as Rp 5 billion (US$357,980). A number of cases have been reported of patients complaining about having to pay for hospital services despite being covered by the insurance, which is run by the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan).  A patient named Nurasiah, a resident of Medan Deli district, was reportedly told to pay Rp 25 million for a c-section surgery at Adam Malik Hospital in Medan and was not allowed to go home, even though she had provided her insurance card.   The case was widely reported and local councilors expressed support for the mother and newborn baby, resulting in the hospital...