Police Investigate Role of PT Kimia Farma in Corruption

Sunday, 16 July 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

The headquarters of the Ministry of health

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The National Police has confiscated Rp7.8 billion (US$ 586,488.24) from PT Kimia Farma Trading & Distribution (KFTD), which was responsible for the procurement of health equipment for the Ministry of Health, in the Basic Health Equipment Project launched by said ministry in 2006. The project was worth Rp65.7 billion.

"The confiscation is related to the corruption in the project, which was launched by the Ministry of Health’s Directorate General of Public Health Development in 2006," said Martinus Sitompul, a spokesperson for the National Police, Saturday (15/7).

Investigators have named Secretary of the Directorate General of Public Health Development, dr. Bambang Sardjono, as a suspect. Bambang acted as the Commitment Making Officer.

Bambang has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

Investigators now suspect that PT Kimia Farma President Director Yayan Heryana was also involved in the corruption.

"Our preliminary investigation and investigation has found that the PT Kimia Farma president director committed [corruption]. We have confiscated [money] from PT Kimia Farma as the company responsible to procure the health equipment," Martinus said. (dtc/rm)