What Is MKEK IDI, the Institution that Fired Former Minister Terawan from Membership of the Doctor’s Profession Organization?

Suara.com – The name of the Honorary Council of Medical Ethics of the Indonesian Doctors Association or MKEK IDI is in the spotlight after issuing a recommendation to fire the former Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Dr. Terawan Agus Putranto from IDI membership.

The question now is, what is MKEK IDI and is MKEK IDI different from the Executive Board of the Indonesian Doctors Association or PB IDI?

Quoted from the official website, the Medical Ethics Honorary Council (MKEK) is actually one of the autonomous bodies of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) which was specially formed at the Central, Regional and Branch levels.

As an autonomous body, the MKEK is tasked with carrying out professional courts, fostering professional ethics and/or other institutional and ad hoc duties at their respective levels.

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MKEK through the judicial division is tasked with examining, hearing, and making decisions on ethical conflicts that have the potential for medical disputes between IDI officials and ranks.

MKEK is also tasked with resolving medical disputes between doctors who complain that have not been or have not been handled by the Indonesian Medical Discipline Honorary Council.

Previously, the MKEK recommended the dismissal of former Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto or commonly called Doctor Terawan from IDI membership on the agenda of the 31st IDI Congress in Banda Aceh, last Friday (25/3/2022).

In the recommendation letter it was stated, first: the decision to dismiss Terawan as a result of the MKEK meeting in a special session which decided on the permanent dismissal of Prof. Dr. dr. Terawan Agus Putranto, Sp.Rad(K) as a member of IDI.

Second, the dismissal is carried out by PB IDI no later than 28 working days. Third, this stipulation is effective from the date of stipulation.

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