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Health Agency Denies Negligence in Case of Malnutrition

Bekasi District Health Office acknowledged that there are many factors that resulted in Haikal Febriyan Saputra (6) having his address at Cijengkol Village, Setu Subdistrict, having malnutrition for many years.

Secretary of Bekasi District Health Office, Sri Enny said that the concerned has been monitored by the local health center and treatment is being done and every month is given complementary food.

"The malnutrition suffered by Haikal is also caused by the congenital disease factor that is tuberculosis, because for pure malnutrition a maximum age of 5," he said on Tuesday (25/7).

His side has also instructed the health center to continue to perform health care even though this child has been treated in RSUD Kota Bekasi.

Sri Enny added, in Haikal treatment his side focus on the treatment of tuberculosis disease that causes malnutrition.

He also denied the Health Service missed related to the existence of malnutrition patients because Haikal has been recorded in malnourished patients at the health center where he lived.

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