The Trauma Healing Team of  FKUB-RSSA-IDAI Monitors the Condition of Semeru Refugees

In order to monitor the health condition of children and women refugees, Universitas Brawijaya sent a trauma healing team to the refugee camps. This team departed on Saturday (11/12/2021) to Oro-Oro Ombo Village, Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, East Java.

While they are on duty, the trauma healing team will provide services at the Refugee Post at SDN Oro-Oro Ombo 1. Representing the team, Dr. Saptadi, Sp.A(K) said that the staff in charge of this activity consisted of 8 staff and 15 PPDS which is a collaboration between Faculty of Medicine UB, Dr.. Saiful Anwar Hospital and the Indonesian Pediatric Association.

The services provided include data collection and screening of children’s growth such as weight and height and arm circumference. Then, there is also emotional or stress screening in children with treatments such as being invited to play and coloring, and finally medication.

“We provide services to more than 60 children in this Oro-oro ombo village. The services we provide are not only for physical health, but also for mental health,” he said.

Not just for once, this health service is planned to be carried out periodically. “It will be followed up in 3 to 4 weeks since usually health and emotional problems will persist in long term,” he said. The services provided will also be different according to the situation and conditions experienced by the community. However principally, it remains a service for physical and mental health. (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)