The Health Affairs Ministry in cooperation with the provincial Health Affairs Offices of Jakarta and West Java will repeat immunization activities for the victims of fake vaccines in three hospitals, a minister has said.
"We decided to carry out mandatory immunization to mitigate the impact of fake vaccines. Tomorrow (Monday) we will repeat the immunization along with the health affairs offices of Jakarta and West Jakarta in three hospitals (RS) namely RS Ciracas, RS Harapan Bunda Jakarta Timur, and RS Sayang Bunda Bekasi," according to the Health Affairs Minister Nila F Moeloek on Sunday (17/7/2016).
The pediatricians from Indonesian Pediatric Association (IDAI) will be assigned to control the repetition of the immunization, the minister stated, adding that the immunization will be conducted in stages.
Relating to the fake vaccines, the police had named 18 persons as suspects in the circulation of fake vaccines, Director of Economic and Special Crimes Affairs of the Criminal Department of the National Police Brig Gen Agung Setya said earlier. Of the suspects, 16 have been detained while two others were underage, he said.
No state hospitals have been found to be involved in the fake vaccine case. However, 14 private hospitals in Java and Sumatra could be involved. (Ant)