Social Affairs Ministry's 41 Centers Ready to Provide Services to Children

Saturday, 26-June-2021 09:10

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (center)
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Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (center)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs continues to improve social rehabilitation services through 41 centers  throughout Indonesia.

"According to the direction of the Minister of Social Affairs, every social rehabilitation center should provides multifunctional services," said Director General of Social Rehabilitation Harry Hikmat in Jakarta, on Friday (06/25/2021).

In addition to improving services to become multifunctional, every center belonging to the Ministry of Social Affairs must have the capacity to respond to cases involving children.

"The 41 centers function as a place for complaints, including if a child's family member or parents are exposed to COVID-19," Harry said.

For parents who are undergoing treatment for COVID-19, their children must be able to be cared for for a while at the centers.

Based on the collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), there is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for children affected by Covid-19.

"All centers must be ready to serve families who need help and be a place for children who still need care," said Harry.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 Asymptomatic (OTG) patients can still be served in centers by preparing special places to undergo isolation.

The decision to self-isolate can be seen directly from the results of the swab that were physically checked by the health workers in the 41 centers.

"Isolation for asymptomatic patients in the centers in Jakarta has a capacity of 38 rooms, while in the Bekasi centers, namely the Budi Dharma and Pangudi Besar centers, each has a capacity of 10 rooms, one person one room," said Harry.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Indonesian Child Protection Agency (LPAI) Seto Mulyadi stated that every child has the right to be healthy and happy, so they need a curriculum that does not burden them.

"The efforts to assist children are not only physical, but must also be psychological," said the child observer.

In a situation like this, it is necessary to create an entertainment program so that children who are undergoing treatment at the hospital due to Covid-19 can continue to play.

"Let us make Indonesian children happy, don't burden them with curriculum targets, and especially don't let children get sick and stressed," he concluded.

Reporter : turkhan
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