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Jakarta Post

Law firm: Patients lose access to health facilities over 'administrative issue'

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14, 2019   /  09:13 am
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A customer seeks services at an office of the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) in Jakarta.(Courtesy of/

  Dozens of patients had lost access to health care and medical treatment due to “administrative issues” between the hospitals or health facilities and the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), a law firm has claimed. That finding was unveiled by Lokataru Law and Human Rights Office following five months of research on the cooperation between the BPJS and regional healthcare facilities. Several patients have reportedly been turned down at hospitals and other healthcare facilities after their partnership with the BPJS was discontinued because their accreditation expired and has not been renewed. “People in the middle of treatment are threatened with the discontinuation of their medical care, which is a violation of human rights,” said Lokataru cofounder and executive director Haris Azhar. In fact, the partnership between the B...