"So there will two ceremonies - one at the health ministry, and the second one is at San Diego Hills."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to lead the funeral ceremony of Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, who passed away on Wednesday at 11.41 am, at San Diego Hills cemetery, Karawang, West Java, on Thursday morning.

"The inspector of the funeral procession at San Diego Hills will be President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono," Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono said here on Wednesday.

Endang`s body will be kept at the house of mourning at Pendidikan Street, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, and will later be taken to the health ministry building on Wednesday evening.

Minister Agung will be acting as the inspector in a ceremony to see off Endang`s body from the ministry building to San Diego cemetery.

"So there will two ceremonies - one at the health ministry where the inspector of ceremony will be the coordinating minister for people`s welfare, and the second one is at San Diego Hills which will be led by the head of state," he said.

Appointed as the health minister in 2009, Endang resigned on April 26, 2012, on health grounds, to undergo lung cancer treatment.

She had been diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2010 and was hospitalized at RSCM for the past three weeks.

The 57-year-old minister underwent a variety of medical treatments, including radiotherapy and cryosurgery, at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital (RSCM).

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