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Monday, April 16, 2018

Terawan’s Modified Procedure

The Medical Ethics Council has been delaying Terawan Agus Putranto’s suspension and the revocation of his practice license since February 26. Dr. Terawan, chief of the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, has been accused of applying digital subscription angiography (DSA)-a diagnostic procedure-to treat cerebrovascular patients despite the absence of prior clinical tests on the procedure’s use for treatment purposes.

Standard Procedure

1. The doctor inserts a micro catheter…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.