Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur says that the drafting of the Draft Law on Healthcare (RUU Kesehatan) is almost the same as the Omnibus Law on Job Creation (Cipta Kerja).
Health & Education
Jakarta – Thousand of healthcare workers comprising doctors, nurses and midwives demonstrated in Jakarta on Monday May 8 against the Draft Healthcare Law (RUU Kesehatan).
The demonstrators, who had been gathering since 7.35 am, centred the action on the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta.
Makassar (Antara) – Police arrested seven students during a demonstration commemorating National Education Day (Hardiknas) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Tuesday May 2.
They were arrested because they blockaded Jalan Sultan Alauddin and continued the demonstrating past the allowed time limit.
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) Legislative Body (Baleg) has agreed that the Draft Omnibus Law on Healthcare be taken to a plenary meeting to be approved as a DPR initiative.
Baleg Deputy Chairperson Achmad Baidowi said that out of the nine political party factions in parliament, the majority agree with the law being taken to a plenary meeting.
Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – Global health security researcher Dicky Budiman says that the government has been too neglectful about Covid-19 mutations which continue to occur.
This has resulted in new Covid-19 cases rising to 5,000 cases per day since the Omicron XXB sub-variant entered Indonesia.
Jakarta – Scores of workers held a protest action in front of the Health Ministry offices in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Friday October 28. They began the demonstration at 10.30 am by giving speeches.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the cases of acute kidney failure in children are because of weak supervision by the government over the distribution of medicines.
Mohammad Arief Hidayat and Dani Randi (Banda Aceh) – The chairperson of the Acehnese Regional House of Representatives' (DPR Aceh) Commission V for Health Affairs, M Rizal Falevi, has proposed a draft qanun (bylaw) legalising cannabis for medical use so it can be included in the 2023 priority Regional Legislation Program (Prolegda).
Jakarta – West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum is proposing that husbands be allowed to be polygamous in order to bring down the number of HIV/AIDS sufferers among housewives. He said that religion does not prohibit husbands from practicing polygamy.
Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace is asking Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim to take firm action against state schools forcing students to wear the jilbab – an Islamic female headdress which leaves the face exposed.