IDI: Professional Organization Different to Mass Organization
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) chairman Adib Khumaidi emphasized that there must be a single medical organization. This, he explained, aims at providing protection to patients, improving service quality, and providing legal certainty to society.
Adib argued that standards of medical service, ethics, competence, and service quality must emerge from one professional organization. “If there are more than one medical organization, it will have the potential to create different standards, requirements, certification of expertise, and codes of ethics, as well as confuse medical professionals and the public who are service users,” he said in an official statement, Friday, April 29.
Professional organizations are different from social organizations as noted in Law No. 17 of 2013, he informed. “Medical professional organizations, as in line with the World Medical Association (WMA), must be able to formulate standards of ethics and competencies and fight for freedom of professional service.
Adib conveyed this statement in response to the establishment of a new doctors’ association dubbed PDSI. Former special staffer of then-minister Terawan, Jajang Edy Prayitno, declared his organization which was registered in the Law and Human Rights Ministry on Wednesday, April 27.
Serving as the chairman, Jajang denied that his organization was established to compete with the IDI, but he claimed that one of the reasons was the dismissal of then-health minister Terawan from the IDI membership.