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Jakarta Police seal stem cell clinic in Kemang, name three suspects

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 13, 2020   /   02:26 pm
Jakarta Police seal stem cell clinic in Kemang, name three suspects The clinic reportedly operated illegally for the past three years. (Shutterstock/-)

The Jakarta Police have sealed a clinic in Kemang, South Jakarta, for allegedly offering illegal stem cell treatment for the past three years.

General crimes director Sr. Comr. Sayudi Ario Seto said in a statement on Sunday that the police had received reports regarding stem cell injections that had purportedly taken place at H Klinik without a permit from the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM).

The police then cooperated with the Health Ministry to investigate the clinic, he said.

“We have found that the clinic [had operated] illegally for the past three years,” Sayudi said.

He went on to say that police also arrested a number of individuals at H Klinik immediately after receiving a report of a patient receiving a stem cell injection at the clinic on Saturday.

“Our officers made the arrest as [the injection] was taking place,” Sayudi said.

The police have named the clinic’s manager, identified as YW, marketing manager LJ, as well as practicing doctor and clinic owner OH suspects in the case. A number of items were seized from the clinic, including a stem cell product originating from Japan that lacked certification.

The suspects have been charged under articles 204 and/or 263 of the Criminal Code, as well as Article 76 of Law No. 29/2004 on medical practice. (rfa)