Corruption, Inattention Mar Covid Programs for Indonesia’s Disabled

Officials siphon off money for foodstuffs, medicines

By: Dimas Permadi, Habib Pashya, Yeta Purnama and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

The disabled in Indonesia have arguably been hit hardest and are most vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly those in care homes and psychiatric wards, often neglected by the government despite a World Health Organization recommendation to prioritize care for them. The…

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