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Several regional governments are being accused of falsifying Covid-19 data. The East Java governor allegedly allowed for Covid case numbers to be reported in stages, to prevent the chart from spiking. Panic broke out after the central government announced that it would distribute free drugs.
The paid vaccination program for individuals was canceled following criticism. Cabinet members are divided in their position on the program. Meanwhile, businesses complain that the private vaccination program for companies has various leaks. They are preparing to independently import vaccines.
Indonesia’s health care is crashing due to the spike in Covid-19 cases. To overcome the collapse of hospitals, the government worked hard to increase the capacities of isolation wards and hunt for medical oxygen, even in Singapore. Amid this situation, more and more doctors and nurses died from Covid-19.
The Food and Drug Monitoring Agency raided a factory that had been manufacturing poor quality ivermectin. To garner support for the use of the anti-parasite drug, Harsen lobbied several government officials. Wishing to keep up, the state-owned enterprises ministry is pushing Indofarma to produce a similar medicine. It seems businesses have been taking advantage of Covid-19.