Ministry of Health prepares health facilities for patients with acute hepatitis

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, has assured that health facilities at central and regional levels are ready to provide services to patients with acute hepatitis.

“For guidance at the national level, we have prepared the Sulianti Saroso Hospital. However, in all provinces there are also hospitals under the Ministry of Health that are ready to provide treatment,” Tarmizi said during the meeting. a webinar titled “Protect Children from Acute Diseases”. Hepatitis,” accessed here Friday.

In addition, the ministry cooperated with the Indonesian Society of Pediatrics (IDAI) and networks of pediatric specialists in all districts and cities to monitor and track further developments in the management of acute hepatitis.

Meanwhile, to facilitate the management of acute hepatitis cases with severe symptoms, the Ministry of Health provides examination services at four laboratories that can be used as referrals, especially Sulianti Saroso Hospital, National Laboratory of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Dr. Sri Oemijati National Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and Nusantik Laboratory.

At the regional level, Tarmizi said the ministry has coordinated with regional governments to prepare each region’s public hospital as a benchmark in treating acute hepatitis cases.

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Tarmizi noted that efforts to prepare healthcare facilities are aimed at preventing deaths among patients and accelerating treatment through early detection.

The spokesperson said acute hepatitis should not be minimized and all parties should remain vigilant to protect their children as the cause or type of virus is still unknown.

To this end, she urged everyone to adopt a clean and healthy lifestyle by washing their hands regularly, eating cooked food, drinking clean water, wearing masks and completing vaccinations for children. children with the hepatitis B vaccine.

The Ministry of Health has increased its vigilance against a mysterious form of acute hepatitis which affects children in several countries. The ministry has sent vigilance letter to health bureaus of provinces, districts and cities, especially circular letter number HK.02.02/C/2515/2022, regarding precautions for finding hepatitis cases. acute of unknown etiology.

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