Indonesian Health Minister passes away

02 May, 2012 | Source: ABC Radio Australia

The Indonesian Health Minister, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, has died of lung cancer, five days after she tendered her resignation.

The director of the Jakarta hospital, Professor Akmal Taher, said Mrs Endang will be buried tomorrow.

′′Mrs Endang died at 11:41am from lung cancer, which had reached the last stage,′′ he told reporters.

Last Thursday, she tendered her resignation to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to concentrate on her medical treatment.

Yudhoyono it yet to appoint a successor and her duties are being taken over by her deputy and other related officials.

Sedyaningsih received her medical degree in 1979 from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia, and her Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees in Social Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 1997. She has been the Health Minister of Indonesia for two years.

Sedyaningsih was married to Dr. Reanny Mamahit, an obstetrics and gynaecology specialist and Director of RSUD Tangerang (Tangerang Region Public Hospital). The couple had two sons and a daughter

 

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