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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009 -- PAGE 20 City councilors are calling for the city administration to make it easier for poor families to receive affordable healthcare.
"The administration should make poor people its first priority and it should improve the health system," Achmad Nur Alam Bachtiar, member of the council's Commission A that oversees city institutions, said Thursday.
"We see that many low-income residents find it difficult to apply for relief letters (SKTM) or GAKIN IDs." "Many public health services (Puskesmas) have not yet accommodated the poor. They should not be undermined by the administration's bureaucracy," he said …