Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged that the 14 health facilities, eight clinics and suppliers be firmly punished if proven guilty of having administered or supplied fake vaccines, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung has said.
Jokowi plans to gather law enforcers and related ministries to enhance law enforcement for vaccine distribution.
“This is a forgery of a fundamental medicine for human life, babies. This act is really inhumane. There must be strong, decisive action taken against the perpetrators and anyone who benefited from it,” Pram said on Saturday
He further said that Jokowi was taking the fake vaccine scandal seriously and had continued to keep an eye on the progress of the case, especially after the Health Minister stated on Thursday that 14 health facilities and eight clinics are alleged to have administered the fake vaccines.
“The president follows everything in the media and on social media, and always gets updated reports on the matter,” he added.
Health Minister Nila Moeloek also disclosed the results of the investigation detailing the distributors of the fake vaccines.
He said fake vaccines supplied to health facilities were mostly distributed by submitting a price list to the health facility’s procurement department, with orders later authorised by the directors of the respective health facilities. — The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network