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Kimia Farma to take action against test officer accused of abuses

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 21 2020   /  01:00 am
Some medical personnel take blood samples from passengers in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Provide Rapid Tests, Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday (07/29/2020). Currently for domestic route flights, prospective passengers only need a flight ticket and the results of a rapid test that is valid for 14 days. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport provides a one stop service in the form of a rapid test at a rate of Rp 145,000. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Publicly listed clinical laboratory firm PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika is set to pursue legal action against an employee who has been accused of fraud, extortion and sexual harassment during his time working as a COVID-19 rapid test officer at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. After contacting the alleged victim, Kimia Farma Diagnostika president director Adil Fadillah Bulqini said the company had agreed to bring the case to court. “PT Kimia Farma Diagnostika will bring seek legal action against the [employee] who had purportedly faked rapid test results, committed extortion and intimidation,” Adil said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com. He went on to say that the company had already questioned the alleged perpetrator and conducted an internal investigation. However, Adil stopped short of disclosing the exact date the employee would be reporte...