"Toddopuli" Children Center Makassar Responds to Toddlers with Hydrocephalus in Jeneponto Regency

"Toddopuli" Children Center Makassar Responds to Toddlers with Hydrocephalus in Jeneponto Regency

JENEPONTO (1 March 2021) - Responding to the news circulating on Social Media about Toddlers with Hydrocephalus in Jeneponto Regency, the Social Rehabilitation Center for Children in Need of Special Protection (BRSAMPK) "Toddopuli" in Makassar sent a Case Response Team.

The Case Response Team consisting of Social Workers and Nurses accompanied by Social Worker Service Unit (Sakti Peksos) and the Head of the Social Rehabilitation Division of the Jeneponto Regency Social Office conducted an initial assessment of the toddler.

The 2 years old oddler with Hydrocephalus is Fina Anggraini. She lives with her parents in the village of Rannayya, Tolo Barat Subdistrict, Kelara District, Jeneponto Regency.

Rahman, Fina’s father, said that their child was born normally but after the age of 6 months a lump appeared on the head which was getting bigger and bigger. Around the age of 8 months, they finally brought her to see the doctor and was advised to get surgery at RSWS Wahidin. Within a month she got three surgeries.

A tube is inserted from the head to the abdomen to remove the head fluid. A few months later, the 4th procedure was performed to balance the size of the right and left sides of the head. During this time, the congenital disorders that often appear are fever and cough.

There is no serious congenital disease. However, her body undergoes abnormal development. Her body is small and her movements are limited. She can only wiggle her legs, smile and respond when her name is being called.

Medical expenses and surgery are borne by the government through the Healthy Indonesia Card (KIS) program. Rahman still hopes for assistance from the government and the community, considering that his child still needs care, nutrition fulfillment, and other daily needs.

Sunniati, a social worker from the "Toddopuli" Children Center in Makassar provides motivation and reinforcement as a form of ATENSI (Social Rehabilitation Assistance) service to parents. "We do an assessment first to find out the child’s needs," she said.

Public Relations Bureau
Ministry of Social RI

Writer :
OHH Rehsos
Translator :
Nia Annisa

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