Doctor in E. Jakarta threatens hospital staff with toy gun, blames them for lack of patients

Illustration. Photo: Flickr
Illustration. Photo: Flickr

A doctor practicing at Yadika Hospital in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta may find himself in trouble with the law after allegedly threatening his coworkers with a toy gun.

According to the police, they received a complaint that the doctor, identified by the initials ALT, was frustrated about the lack of patients and blamed the hospital’s administrative staff.

“ALT felt that his patients were decreasing in numbers. He suspected that his patients were directed towards other doctors (in the hospital). That had an effect on the doctor’s income, so he was angry and threatened the patient registration staff,” said Duren Sawit Police Chief Nevo Suharjendo, as quoted by Viva.

ALT did not harm any of the hospital staff as he only threatened them with a toy gun. However, he runs the risk of being charged with a violation of Article 355 of the Criminal Code (KUHP), which prohibits “unpleasant acts”.

The police have not detained ALT, but said they will question him sometime this week.

“We will summon him, clarify the story first. Get the doctor’s details (on the story). He’s been a specialist (at the hospital) for a long time, but I don’t know why he would react like that (threatening the hospital staff),” Nevo said.

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