Politician Urges Ministry of Health to Take Action Regarding Terawan's Dismissal from IDI

- 28 March 2022 20:55 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID - The dismissal of the former Minister of Health (Menkes) Terawan Agus Putranto from The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has drawn reactions from several parties.

Terawan Agus Putranto has been dismissed from IDI based on the recommendation of the Honorary Council for the Medical Ethics Code (MKEK) at the 31st PB IDI congress in Banda Aceh.

One of the people who responded to Terawan's dismissal from IDI was Saleh Partaonan Daulay. He stated regret for the dismissal of former Indonesia's Minister of Health from IDI, especially since the dismissal was carried out permanently.

Saleh Partaonan Daulay said that he was quite surprised by the decision to dismiss Terawan from membership as IDI.

"I was surprised by the decision. The congress should be used as a forum for consolidation and friendship in unity. How come this is instead used as a forum for dismissals. Isn't it strange?" he said on Sunday, March 28, 2022.

On that occasion, Saleh Partaonan called the figure of Terawan one of the best doctors in Indonesia. Saleh Partaonan Daulay also considered that Terawan's dismissal could not be tolerated because he thought it could set a bad precedent in the future.

The chairman of the PAN faction of Indonesia's House of Representatives (DPR RI) admitted that he was worried that later there would be further dismissals for various reasons. He then considered that the Ministry of Health should facilitate a meeting between IDI and Terawan.

Saleh Partaonan said that the Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin should also not remain silent regarding this matter.

"Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin must not remain silent. Please facilitate and reconcile this. It must be better for all," he said as quoted by Pikiran-Rakyat.com from Antara.

Previously, the results of the MKEK special session meeting decided on the permanent dismissal of Terawan Agus Putranto from IDI membership.

"[It is] Decided, determined, continued the results of the MKEK special session meeting which decided the permanent dismissal of doctor Terawan Agus Putranto's as a member of IDI," said Chairman of the Presidium of the Session, Abdul Azis.

On that occasion, Abdul Azis said that the decision to terminate Terawan was carried out by PB IDI no later than 28 working days. The decision was read out at the 31st IDI Congress which took place in the City of Banda Aceh on Friday, March 25, 2022.

The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Terawan Diberhentikan dari IDI, Menkes Budi Gunadi Sadikin Diminta Tak Tinggal Diam".
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Editor: Djauhari Effendi


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