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Things to Pay Attention to To Protect Children From Covid-19

Post On 12 Jul 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic is not only vulnerable to the condition of adults but also children. The existence of a pandemic that is increasingly troubling makes a family must be able to understand what to do in dealing with the current situation, especially as a mother. Oma said an authentic Indonesian snack cork egg brand, which cares about the current situation faced by all Indonesian families, has taken the initiative to build a forum for information and support for mothers as guardians of family warmth through the #BijakBersamaOma campaign.

On the first occasion, #BijakBersamaOma held an education class about health with the theme "Lindungi Si Kecil Dari Covid-19" in collaboration with Mitra Keluarga Kelapa Gading Hospital held an Instagram Live on 10 July. This activity aims to provide information to parents on what things must be considered to protect children from Covid-19 as well as corrective actions that can be taken if the child is indicated to be positive for Covid-19.

dr. Juliana Refanya Labora, Sp.A who was present as a resource person said that there are at least three things that must be done by parents to protect their children amid the Covid-19 pandemic, namely:

  • Don't forget to use a mask for children aged 2 years and over. Parents should always emphasize the importance of wearing masks to their children to prevent Covid-19. However, for children under 2 years old, only use a face shield
  • We recommend that children are invited to bask in the sun between 10:00 - 15:00. It doesn't take long, a maximum of 15 minutes. Children must be given the understanding to follow health protocols.
  • Do not bring guests into the house and keep children away from people who are not at home. Because that person could be carrying the Covid-19 virus.

Then he also added, "The most important thing during this pandemic is to maintain the immune system by always eating nutritious food and taking vitamins. Vitamins that are good for children to prevent Covid 19 or have been attacked by covid-19 are Vit C, Vit D, and Vitamin B complex. Let's as parents always take care of our baby's intake to protect him from the pandemic."

In the second session, dr. Juliana Refanya Labora, Sp.A continued that if the parents are negative but the child is positive, the child must still be accompanied. This can be circumvented by maintaining cleanliness and health protocols such as diligently washing hands after interacting with children, using masks & face shields, disinfecting the home area, and doing swabs if parents start to develop symptoms.

dr. Juliana also gave an explanation of what to do if the child affected by Covid-19 is still a baby or toddler, namely the most important thing is to eat and drink regularly during Isoman and must remain active even though he is exposed to Covid-19. Then parents or caregivers should also not be from groups that are vulnerable to exposure to Covid-19, such as the elderly or those with comorbid diseases. The room, eating utensils, and daily necessities must also be separated from other family members.

The discussion, which was attended by approximately 109 people, could at least help parents in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently increasing in cases. According to data from the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office as of July 10, 2021, the trend of active positive cases in children under the age of 18 is still increasing. As many as 13 percent of the 12,920 positive cases today are children under the age of 18. The details, namely 1,256 cases are children aged 6-18 years and 426 cases are children aged 0-5 years.

Furiyanti as Founder of Kata Oma explained, “This event was held as a form of Kata Oma's support and concern to empower Indonesian women in getting the right information to maintain the health of their families. Grandma said that she hopes that the #BijakBersamaOma program will provide benefits and can be a sharing forum for parents on how to protect children from this epidemic. The enthusiasm of the participants was extraordinary, they actively asked questions and shared stories.”

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