Health Ministry’s Clarification
The ministry of health clarifies a sentence on the article Vaccine Opportunist in Tempo English, 22-28 March, 2021 issue.
TEMPO English’ February 22-28, 2021 issue published the article Vaccine Opportunists. In the 18th paragraph a sentence reads: “Siti Nadia Tarmizi (Health Ministry spokesperson for Covid-19 vaccination) said health office officials are not prioritized as vaccine recipients.”
In the Health Minister Regulation No. 10/2021, officers of health offices belong to the category of public service personnel so that they are second priority recipients. The Covid-19 vaccination spokesperson once said due to the limited supply of vaccine doses, totaling only 1.5 million (at the time), the first-phase vaccination was focused on health workers, instead of public service officials.
Health office officials receiving first-phase vaccination should serve as models. Because of the information that health office personnel, who are public service officials, also enjoyed first-phase vaccination, the health ministry’s vaccination spokesperson emphasized that first-phase vaccination should only be meant for health workers rather than public service officials. If any difference has arisen in field implementation, this becomes the responsibility of regional administrations.
We consider the sentence in the 18th paragraph can create misunderstanding among public service officials in health offices. This is because it indicated that health office personnel are categorized as other communities of the third and fourth groups.
Drg. Widyawati, MKM
Head of the Bureau of Communication and Public Service
Thank you for your response. The article focuses on first-phase vaccination that was prioritized for health workers. We found that in this phase some ineligible circles even received vaccination—Ed.
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Student of Communication Science, Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatra
THERE was a mistake in the Opinion of Tempo English, March 15-21, 2021 issue with the title Political Power in Legislation. It was written, “The two bills were deliberated and passed without going through the Prolegnas.” It should have been, “The revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission Law was deliberated and passed without going through Prolegnas.” We apologize for the mistake—Ed.