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Controversy surrounding the procurement of drugs emerged after the health ministry made changes to the tender system. Drugs that are key to saving lives, such as HIV antiretrovirals, have become scarce in several regions. The change in the tender mechanism has delayed the procurement of essential drugs.
The discovery of the export of hundreds of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to South Korea and China on March 21 has sparked controversy.
Daeng Mohammad Faqih, Chairman, Indonesian Medical Association: Patient Information Should Be Released
Imports of Covid-19 medical equipment for social interest has been obstructed by complicated authorization procedures. Minister of Finance has allegedly facilitated the matter.
Hundreds of thousands of sets of PPE were successfully exported to Korea with falsified codes. The matter was resolved unofficially by three institutions.
The Village in the Middle of the Siberut Forest
IN this world fighting Covid-19, in this chaotic life confronting epidemic, there is one place that has swiftly—and nervously—become hope: the State.