Police Looks Into Potential Corruption in Health Center Constructions

Monday, 09 OCtober 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

A representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Carol Tevi (second left) and a representation of UNICEF, Xiaojun Wang (left), are seen observing a measles immunization program taking place in Tulungagung, East Java, Thursday (28/9).(ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The National Police is investigating potential corruption in the construction of 18 community health centers (puskesmas) in Jakarta.

"We are looking into the case. We have questioned up to ten witnesses," said Erwanto Kurniadi, Vice Director of Corruption Crimes, National Police, Friday (6/10).

The ten witnesses are from the Jakarta Health Office. "The Jakarta Health Office is the party overseeing the program. We have only sought clarifications witnesses from the office," ujar Erwanto.

Indarto explained that investigators became suspicious when the constructions passed their completion deadline.

"The constructions passed their deadline, so the Jakarta government had to extend the program," Indarto said.

"Meanwhile, we will ask BPK (the Supreme Audit Agency) to audit whether the government lost money over the belated completions," he concluded. (dtc/mfb)