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Paper ID: 191

Evaluation of Implementation about Covid-19 Medical Waste Management Policies in Health Care Facilities

F F A Fikri, R A Nugroho, and Sudarmo

Public Administration, Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia.


This paper is an evaluation study of policy implementation that discusses the management of medical waste in health care facilities. The government establishes a waste management policy with the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia Number HK.01.07/MENKES/537/2020 concerning Guidelines for the Management of Medical Waste for Health Service Facilities and Waste from Isolation Activities or Independent Quarantine in the Community in Handling (Covid-19) to prevent transmission and controlling the spread of Covid-19 and protecting health workers, non-health workers, and the public from the impact of waste in handling Covid-19. Although regulations related to the management of Covid-19 waste have been set, in their implementation there are still problems in some areas. Literature study was conducted to evaluate the implementation of medical waste management policies in health care facilities. Evaluation is seen based on socialization, implementation, and policy results. Based on the results of the literature study, it was found that at the socialization of the policy had done well, this was evidenced by the implementation of socialization about medical waste in health care facilities. At the implementation, it encountered several obstacles, such as limited shelters, shortage of waste destruction equipment, and medical waste transportation and processing services that had not yet reached all areas in Indonesia.

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