Gov’t to Seek Solutions for Doctor Romi’s Case
Date 1 Agustus 2019
Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko promised to help resolve the problem faced by Romi Syofpa Ismail, a dentist who was disqualified as a Candidate of Civil Servant (CPNS) in South Solok Regency, West Sumatra Province due to her disability.
“We are trying to find alternative solutions, from the regulatory side as well as from the appropriateness,” Moeldoko said when receiving Romi at Bina Graha Building, Jakarta, Thursday (1/8).
Moeldoko underlined that Romi’s case is not represent the view of the whole Government; instead it was a personal view (from the regional government).
“Office of the Presidential staff is very active in fighting for the rights of people with disabilities. It has been shown by our continuous support and presence in numerous disabled-related activities,” said Moeldoko.
He added that Romi should be grateful because a lot of people show their empathy and sympathy.
“Despite the decision, she should be grateful for all the supports and sympathy from the public” Moeldoko said.
For the record, doctor Romi’s case was started by her disqualification as a civil servant candidate due to her health condition, whereas since 2015 she had been working as a contract dentist in South Solok’s community health center. After giving birth to her second child in 2016 she became paraplegic and since then she works in a wheelchair. In 2018, she took a civil service exam and passed the test with the highest score. However, the South Solok Regency selection committee annulled her candidacy because she was considered physically unfit.
The Indonesian Dentist Association (PDGI) who followed this case assumed acts of injustice. “We asked the Government to return her rights as a civil servant in South Solok Regency,” said Ahmad Syaukani from the PDGI. (Public Relations of KSP / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana