Report Day 2: Tuesday July, 26 2016

Coverage from the Kalasan Room
Center for Health Policy and Management (CHPM), Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada-Jogja.


Yogyakarta, 25-28 July 2016


Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Group Discussion

EMT meeting day two was held in Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Kalasan Room, Inna Garuda Hotel,Yogyakarta.  This session purpose to discuss how they will act in simulation process for tomorrow. This team consist of player, local government and emergency medical team. This team agreed that all of EMT international should registered in Ministry of Health (MoH), Indonesia Republic. If they already registered, it will make a simple way if Indonesia need EMT International (when natural disaster came).


The second session was presentation from 4 speaker, from Health Crisis Center MoH, Pusat Penanganan Krisis/PKK or Health Crisis Center Central Java Regional, DIY Province Health Office, and lesson learnt from Faculty of Medicine, UGM. dr. Ira C Tresna explain about the position of MoH and team for tomorrow simulation. MoH will accept all of EMT international and distribute them to disaster area. The next speaker, Haris Kurniawan, SKM (Health Crisis Center, Central Java Regional) describe that HCC Regional is extension of the hand’ of MoH. Haris and team claim that they was a group of crazy people that respected. In short term, HCC Central Java will make a training for volunteers about basic life support and water rescue.

dr. Anung Trihadi from Health district office, DIY Province recite about Standard Operating and Procedure (SOP) when emergency disaster came. MoH will base in Health district office, DIY Province, and MoH will command HCC, EMT international, call center 118, BPBD (Local Disaster Management Agency), BNPB (National Disaster Management Agency) and another team or volunteers.

dr-hendroLesson learnt from Faculty of Medicine, UGM explained by dr. Hendro Wartatmo, Sp. BD. Hendro was lecturer in UGM, a doctor and Disaster Working Group member in FoM UGM. He told about Merapi eruption and Bantul earthquake. Merapi eruption causing mental and physics. It is happen because major explosion would occur in 2006. That’s why preparedness is never enough. We already knew that Merapi always gave us a slowdown lava before.

Bantul earthquake made a huge movement to health disaster team in DIY. It was valuable experience in disaster management. Why? Because when Bantul earthquake, Hendro saw an emergency hospital from EMT international on the center of main road. And it was recorded 400 operations are performed in the first 30 days after the earthquake but the data is not detail. So, the conclusion is, in disaster management we are not lack of resources but lack of coordination.

In the middle day session, Supriyadi, Klaten, Central Java, one of the former SAR and Klaten Red Cross volunteers share experiences about what is most important in a disaster and hopes disabilities to be more involved in decision making in the treatment of victims. Supriyadi suffered physical trauma, spinal fractures so use a wheelchair to move. Experience when an earthquake occurs, he has a basic self-rescue, then it could escape, but there are his children who were aged 1 year at that time, then Supriyadi save his son, he became earthquake victims. Currently, many countries that have ratified the CRTF and Sendai Framework, which is a joint agreement to reduce the risk of catastrophic risks. There are 3 points of Sendai Frmework, ie the threats, vulnerabilities and capacities. Disability is currently regarded as a vulnerability, Supriyadi hope each country involving disability opinion as input to determine policy. They also have the capability to reduce the risk of disaster. They are now involved in decision making and policy. It used to be only separated groups of children and gender segregation before.  But now, the existing data classified only age and gender. After Indonesia ratified the Sendai Framework, disability data collection has been done the appropriate form. However, our home work is how the business of international EMT team to be able to work together with the inclusion of persons with disabilities?

After Supriyadi’s sharing session, the next session of the group is split into 4 groups discussion: for Logistics, Coordination, Culture, Clinical cases with facilitator dr. Ali Haedar, SP. EM, dr. Cristrijogo Sumartono W, Sp. An, KAR, Alfrinna Hanny, MN, and dr. Surya Prananda Airlangga, Sp. An, M. Kes, KIC.
Some list of questions that raised during the discussion are:

  • Is there a cultural shock when registration EMT International to Indonesia?
  • If there are cultural differences, what to prepare?
  • Does it need a permit if a male doctor checking female?
  • Do customs check of EMT international drug arrivals?
  • Is there a cultural prohibition if the foreign teams will help?

The results of the group discussions will be used for international EMT simulation which will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27, 2016) with hundreds of health care workers and other volunteers from Indonesia and abroad.