Social Affairs Ministry Provides ATENSI Aid to Paralyzed Teenager in South Minahasa

Saturday, 20-November-2021 18:00

Social Affairs Ministry Provides ATENSI Aid to Paralyzed Teenager in South Minahasa
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Social Affairs Ministry Provides ATENSI Aid to Paralyzed Teenager in South Minahasa

MANADO, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, through the Manado Tumou Tou Social Rehabilitation Center, has conducted an assessment of MM with wilted paralysis. The 15-year-old teenager received ATENSI program assistance from the Ministry of Social Affairs, and is in the process of registering for the Keluarga Harapan Program (PKH).

"This step is a response to the growing information about MW who suffers from paralysis and has not received assistance," said Head of the Tumou Tou Center, Kamsiati, in Manado (11/20/2021).

The Tumou Tou Social Rehabilitation Center team visited MW's residence in Paslaten Satu Village, Tatapaan District, South Minahasa Regency (19/11/2021). From conversations with his family, it can be seen that MW has been paralyzed and withered, and has not spoken since the age of four years due to neurological disorder in the brain and spine.

According to a Social Welfare for Personnel with Disabilities (TKSPD) worker and MW's family, they had received assistance from Social Assistance for Persons with Severe Disabilities (ASPDB), the Keluarga Harapan Program (PKH) and Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT). However, the aid was stopped as there were two families in one family card (double data). The first child is married but has not created their own family card.

"With the condition he is in, MW requires a wheelchair as an access to do activities outside the home and help with basic needs," Kamsiati said.

From the results of direct checks by the team, information was obtained that the MW family's family card had been renewed last week. "Thus, the family can apply for PKH or BPNT assistance," the team said.

Other information from the results of the check is also known that the Social Security Recipient Assistance Card (BPJS) belonging to the MW family is still active. "It was still being used for examination, taking nerve drugs on a regular basis and even undergoing therapy at the Kandau General Hospital in Manado. Everything went smoothly," said Kamsiati.

To ease the burden on MW, the Social Rehabilitation Center's team coordinates with the local Social Service and TKSPD. “We immediately brought the PM and family data to take care of updating the PKH data to the authorized officer,” Kamsiati said.

The team also immediately processed the procurement of assistive devices in the form of wheelchair. With this tool, it is hoped that it will make it easier for MW to carry out mobility.

On the occasion of visiting MW's residence, the hall team also handed over assistance for Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI). Namely in the form of milk, diapers, rice, and biscuits. "The ATENSI assistance is to fulfill some of the basic needs of MW," Kamsiati added.

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