A name, a black-and-white photo, a short thank you note, and the crimson red stamp of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI). That’s how the organisation now commemorates commemorates Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) IDI's Instagram channel is flooded with obituaries Read more doctors who have died from Covid-19.

In the span of three weeks, IDI has lost over 20 members. While it’s not news that doctors are vulnerable because they’re more likely to be exposed to the virus, Indonesia seems to be losing a disproportionately large number of its medical staff.  


Nadine Freischlad

Nadine is based in Indonesia. She covers Southeast Asia's super apps, the changing nature of work and employment, and other structural shifts happening as a result of digital disruption.

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