Tangerang City Health Office Admits There Was Negligence Of Posyandu Officers Giving Expired Paracetamol Medication
Expired fever-reducing medication given by the Posyandu/ Photo: Jehan/ VOI

TANGERANG - The Tangerang City Health Office (Dinkes) admitted that there was negligence by Posyandu officers regarding the circulation of expired drugs.

The head of the Tangerang City Health Office, Doctor Dini Anggareni, admitted that the puskesmas officers found three expired Paracetamol (PCT) drugs in the Posyandu bag. However, they forgot to hand it over to the Puskesmas Pharmacy staff.

"We plan to hand it over to the Puskesmas Pharmacy staff. Forgot to hand it over to the Puskesmas Pharmacy staff," said Dini in her statement, Wednesday, August 10.

"The drug was carried away so it was given to the patient because it came from the same bag without checking the ED (expired date) of the drug given," he continued.

For this incident, Dini has sent a warning to the Puskesmas (Posyandu) officers concerned, and the Head of the Puskesmas to be more careful about drug management both inside and outside the Puskesmas.

"Puskesmas are ordered to pay attention to the accuracy of administering drugs and health services outside the Puskesmas building," he said.

It is known that negligence in giving expired drugs occurred to toddlers with the initials ARK, after participating in the National Child Immunization Month (BIAN). Where the toddler is given fever-reducing medication if AEFI occurs after immunization.

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