State's Failure to Protect Children
Monday, 24 October 2022
The health ministry and the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency failed to anticipate acute kidney injuries in children. The pharmaceutical companies involved must be heavily punished.
THE acute kidney injury, or AKI, which has afflicted more than 200 children in 22 provinces shows the failure of the state to protect its citizens. This bitter outcome would have been anticipated earlier if the health ministry and the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) had not been negligent in their duties. The government must make sure there are no more casualties. One way to do this is to punish the pharmaceutical companies that faile...
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