Ask the Government to Evaluate Canteen Opening during PTM, KPAI: To Anticipate Acute Hepatitis

Suara.com – Commissioner of the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) Retno Listyarti said the government would evaluate the policy of opening school canteens when PTM is at school. This follows the presence of acute hepatitis in children.

“When PTM starts, it is possible that schools did not prepare specifically to anticipate mysterious hepatitis, because there were no special instructions either from the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Religion or the education offices,” said Retno in a written statement received in Jakarta, Thursday (12/5/2022). ).

“However, because the COVID-19 pandemic has been conditioned, the preparation of health protocols so far can be used to anticipate,” Retno added.

Retno said that the policy of opening canteens in schools with a 75 percent visitor limit in the Circular of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Education and Culture related to the implementation of PTM is important to be re-evaluated. Because, transmission of acute hepatitis attacks children through the digestive tract and respiratory tract.

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He asked the government to immediately monitor and not re-impose PTM with 100 percent capacity in order to see the development of mysterious hepatitis cases as a form of prevention.

The condition is even more worrying considering that there are no special instructions for schools from the government to anticipate the transmission of acute hepatitis around students, in addition to ensuring that every school member adheres to the Covid-19 health protocol, such as wearing masks, maintaining distance and reducing mobility.

In order to prevent further spread of transmission, in addition to evaluating, the central and local governments through the health department must immediately conduct socialization and education to parents regarding clear information about acute hepatitis and its prevention efforts.

Then the education office together with the health office were asked to disseminate prevention as well as treatment to every school member to understand the early symptoms of acute hepatitis, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and sometimes accompanied by mild fever, including severe symptoms, such as thick colored urine like tea and water. CHAPTER is pale white.

While at school, he hopes to build cooperation with the nearest puskesmas to help local governments socialize the prevention of acute hepatitis virus to school residents as soon as possible.

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To parents, Retno suggested that students continue to maintain the cleanliness of the environment and themselves by diligently washing their hands, using their own eating or studying utensils and ensuring that every food or drink consumed by the child is cooked.

“Parents should provide their children with food and drink from home, don’t snack or buy carelessly,” he said.

Meanwhile, parents who have been educated are obliged to educate their children regarding the disease, so that children realize the importance of implementing health protocols.

He also asked every parent to immediately take their child to see a doctor if they show any symptoms that may appear due to acute hepatitis, so that the chances of being treated do not decrease.

‚ÄúThere needs to be solid cooperation between parents, health workers and health care facilities so that they can find symptoms of acute hepatitis as early as possible so that children can get medical help immediately. Don’t wait until yellow symptoms appear, even until you lose consciousness,” he said. (Between)

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