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Disabled dentist finally appointed civil servant in West Sumatra

  • Syofiardi Bachyul JB

    The Jakarta Post

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Padang   /   Wed, August 7, 2019   /  09:14 am
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Dentist Romi Syofpa Ismael in her wheelchair.(Via kompas.com/LBH Padang)

A dentist in West Sumatra has won her long struggle against the disqualification of people with physical disability in the civil service. On Monday, the government appointed her as a civil servant dentist. Last year, Romi Sofpa Ismael applied to become a civil servant to fill the vacancy for a dentist at a community health center (Puskesmas) in Talunan in a remote area of South Solok regency. She passed the written test but could not fulfill all the requirements for the physical examination due to her disability. Presidential Office undersecretary V Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said during a meeting on Monday that she, along with other officials, including West Sumatra Deputy Governor Nasrul Abit and South Solok Regent Muzni Zakaria, agreed to appoint Romi as a civil servant.  “We’ve responded quickly to this issue and hereby agree to appoint Romi as a civil servan...