Central Sulawesi on Serious Category 'Stunting'

Source : Provincial Public Relation

KAILIPOST.COM,- SULTENG- IN ACCORDANCE To Basic Health Research Results (Riskesdas) in 2013, the stunting prevalence in Central Sulawesi Province is quite alarming that is above the national standard of 37.2%. Even according to WHO, Central Sulawesi entered the serious category because it is at the number 41.60% or above 40%.

Thanks to serious efforts, in the past 2017, the prevalence of stunting has been reduced to 36.1% according to the results of the Nutrition Status Monitoring (PSG) activity. While the target of case detection of Pulmonary TB disease in Central Sulawesi Province 2017 is 4,744 cases but from the evaluation result of the same year program, it was obtained the coverage level of case detection as many as 5,035 cases.

This was conveyed by the Governor through the Provincial Secretary of Central Sulawesi, Hidayat Lamakarate at the RAD follow-up meeting in order to accelerate the implementation of PIS-PK and support the achievement of MSS on health, Tuesday (10/04/2018).

"The target for coverage of Primary Immunization Basic (IDL) of Central Sulawesi in 2017 is 82.5%, but based on the evaluation result of the program in 2017 actually got an increase in the amount that made immunization coverage to be 87.4%," explained the governor.

Added, for the implementation of Healthy Indonesia Development Program with family approach is currently in the process of collectiong family data through home visits in every work area of district and city health centers throughout Central Sulawesi.

According to him, the provincial government along with all levels of health and cross-sector continue to cooperate in overcoming the existing health problems by involving the maximum synergy of all elements in order to encourage the achievement of health degrees getting better and increasing over time.

"With the presence of the Directorate General of Health Services and the entourage, I hope to inject a new spirit and increase the passion of health stakeholders in the region to better maximize health development that contributes significantly to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of Central Sulawesi people," said the governor.

Meanwhile, the Head of the Central Sulawesi Health Office Dr Reny A. Lamadjido admitted the current health development is directed to improve public access to quality health services.

Based on the data from the Directorate of Community Nutrition in 2017, the nutritional status of children aged 0-59 months based on TB index/age in Central Sulawesi is very short 14.0% higher than the national rate (9.8%) and toddlers short 22.1% higher than national (19.8%) and normal toddlers 63.9% lower than the national rate (70.4%).

"From the data of the Directorate General of P2P, the Case Detection Rate of TBC in 2017 in Central Sulawesi Province is still very low (32%) and the number of immunized/incomplete children in the period 2014-2016 is still quite high," explained by Head of Health Office.** 

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