Readiness of the Haji Abdoel Madjid Regional General Hospital Batanghari Jambi to Deal Disaster


  • Herlina J. EL- Matury Institut Kesehatan Deli Husada Deli Tua
  • Shintya Handayani Institut Kesehatan Deli Husada Deli Tua
  • Megawati Sinambela Institut Kesehatan Deli Husada Deli Tua
  • Aprilius Simanjuntak Institut Kesehatan Deli Husada Deli Tua
  • Rahmad Gurusinga Institut Kesehatan Medistra



Disaster, COVID-19, Hospital, Readiness, Safety


Disasters are events caused by events or a series of events caused by natural or non-natural. During the period from January to May 2021, there were 1,185 disasters that occurred in Indonesia such as floods, tornadoes, landslides, forest and land fires, earthquakes, tidal waves and droughts. This study aimed to analyse the preparedness of the Haji Abdoel Madjid Batang Hari Regional General Hospital (RSUD HAMBA) Jambi (facing disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic). The research method uses a mix method approach, using the Hospital Safety Index (HSI) forms. The HAMBA Hospital included earthquakes, strong winds, fires, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The struktural safety assessment got an index score of 0.69, non-struktural safety was 0.67, and emergency and disaster management safety got an index score of o.63. Overall, HAMBA Hospital received a safety index of 0.67 which was included in the "A" classification which indicates that HAMBA Hospital is ready to face the COVID-19 disaster and pandemic. HAMBA Hospital is expected to strengthen emergency and disaster management, renovation and addition of rooms and facilities must follow applicable hospital building safety standards.


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How to Cite

J. EL- Matury H, Handayani S, Sinambela M, Simanjuntak A, Gurusinga R. Readiness of the Haji Abdoel Madjid Regional General Hospital Batanghari Jambi to Deal Disaster. J Keskom [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 31 [cited 2022 Aug. 14];7(3):283-7. Available from: