The Experience of Health Services in Handling Covid-19 Pandemic in Nine Provinces of Indonesia


  • Wahyu Pudji Nugraheni
  • Risky Kusuma Hartono
  • Hasbullah Thabrany



Covid-19, Single-usage medical materials, Pandemic, Indonesia


Background: Indonesia’s experience in handling the Covid-19 pandemic is essential to prepare for future pandemic.
Aim: This research aims to know the experience of health services in handling Covid-19 pandemic in nine provinces of Indonesia.
Methods: This research used qualitative and case study approach, with a total of 94 informants coming from all levels of health service agencies from nine provinces in Indonesia. The data collection process was carried out by in-depth interviews, and data analysis were done by means of triangulation of sources between informants.
Results: Each province has a variety of local policies with the addition of varying amouns of the budget for handling Covid-19. In addition, the workload of health workers increased after the pandemic, and the availability of facilities, medicines, and single-usage medical materials were deemed inadequate in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Discussions: Accounting for the use of funds for handling Covid-19 as well as increasing surveillance capacity needed to prepare for future pandemic in Indonesia.

Author Biographies

Wahyu Pudji Nugraheni

Doctor, National Institute of Health Research and Development, Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Risky Kusuma Hartono

Ph.D and Assistant Professor, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Indonesia Maju, South Jakarta, Indonesia,

Hasbullah Thabrany

Health Financing Activity Department,Thinkwell, Indonesia




How to Cite

Wahyu Pudji Nugraheni, Risky Kusuma Hartono, & Hasbullah Thabrany. (2021). The Experience of Health Services in Handling Covid-19 Pandemic in Nine Provinces of Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 1237–1250.