Tb. Arie Rukmantara, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
The absence of standard operating procedures for providing medical assistance to disaster victims makes relief efforts less effective, a medical doctor says.
Murdani Abdullah of the Indonesian Society of Internists said the government should establish guidelines for medical relief to ensure the programs function well.
'We don't have a good scenario for medical relief operations in disaster-hit areas. Everybody is doing their own work in there,' he told reporters."