Indonesia’s MoH Introduces a New Medical Database

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health initiated a “Pharmacy and Medical Device Dictionary” which amounts to a public database of drugs and devices in Indonesia. This dictionary is basically a web-based system where each device and drug receives a unique code. To date, there are data on almost 5,000 products, and the goal is a total of 100,000 products by year-end. Previously, there were no data standards for medical products, so it was difficult to access supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributors, manufacturers, and the public will use this website to find appropriate medical products.