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'It's not true': Fatmawati Hospital denies cutting bonuses, salaries of medical workers

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 3, 2020   /   02:09 pm
'It's not true': Fatmawati Hospital denies cutting bonuses, salaries of medical workers Medical workers arrange hospital beds at a COVID-19 hospital at the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran apartment complex in Jakarta on March 23. (Antara/Kompas/Heru Sri Kumoro/Pool)

Fatmawati General Hospital in South Jakarta has denied news about Idul Fitri holiday bonus (THR) and salary cuts, as reported by The Jakarta Post on May 21.

In a letter dated June 19 as the hospital's right of reply to the Post, the hospital's president director, Mochammad Syafak Hanung, said it had paid Idul Fitri bonuses on May 15 to civil servants and civil servant candidates and on May 18 to permanent staff under management authority (BLU) and temporary workers.

The payments were according to Government Regulation (PP) No. 24/2020 on Idul Fitri bonuses to civil servants and other types of government workers.

Mochammad explained that the hospital had paid bonuses to the civil servants, with the payments sourced from the state budget (APBN). The bonuses consisted of a basic salary, husband or wife allowance, child support and other allowances. Some civil servants on probation received 80 percent of the basic salary.

The hospital had also paid bonuses to its non-civil-servant permanent staff, permanent staff under BLU and nonpermanent employees, with the budget sourced from hospital revenues.

The payments, he said, consisted of the basic salary and functional or general benefits.

“It is not true that the hospital has cut the salaries and/or 2020 Idul Fitri bonuses of all employees," he said.

The Post previously reported that Ratna, not her real name, a contract-based nurse at the hospital, and her colleagues treating COVID-19 patients had experienced bonus cuts.