PT Solo Abadi Indonesia, Surakarta — In the framework of the National Child Immunization Month (BIAN) which coincides with Monday (15/8/2022), PT Solo Abadi Indonesia had the opportunity to visit the Red Rose Posyandu of Joyotakan Village, Surakarta City. Previously, posyandu Mawar Merah Joyotakan received a grant for an anthropometric kit from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia in the form of a stadiometer (height meter), infantometer board (baby body length meter), digital adult scales, and upper arm and head circumference tape (LILA).
The team from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia, namely Indah Arum Sari and Aisyah Umi Khalsum, had the opportunity to see the situation of simultaneous measurement and immunization at this posyandu. Posyandu Mawar Merah Joyotakan is open from 08.00-11.00 WIB. Because it is still in the pandemic period, this posyandu implements two sessions for parents who want to monitor the nutritional development status of the baby.
When the team from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia visited, it was seen that the enthusiasm of the mothers led the baby to take measurements and immunizations by bringing the KMS (Card Towards Health) book. These mothers first register at the registration desk, then conduct health screenings, and then immunization and measurement are carried out. In addition, there is also additional feeding (PMT) to support children’s nutrition to prevent stunting.
The Head of Posyandu Cadre, Sri Wahyuni, revealed that in Posyandu Mawar Merah since June, it was recorded that there were toddlers with stunting conditions. A total of 7 toddlers were declared stunted. However, in August, the stunting rate in this posyandu dropped, there was only one toddler who was still stunted due to malnutrition so his weight was below the average of nutritional monitoring.
“Because it is still in the pandemic period, we used to do door-to-door posyandu activities from house to house. We bring scales, cloth ribbons, and supplementary feeding (PMT) to measure the child. Then for posyandu gathering activities like this, it only starts in March,” said Sri Wahyuni.
Previously, posyandu Mawar Merah Kelurahan Joyotakan in holding posyandu activities still used manual tools such as dacin scales and cloth ribbons in measuring children’s height. This is what causes the stunting rate in this posyandu to be high. However, after obtaining an anthropometric kit grant from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia, the measurement and monitoring of child nutrition can run accurately.
“Posyandu Mawar Merah Joyotakan is very grateful for the provision of an anthropometric kit from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia. Now we are greatly helped by our posyandu activities in measuring the nutritional status of children,” said Sri Wahyuni.
Sri Wahyuni as the head of the Mawar Merah Posyandu also routinely reports the development of the nutritional status of toddlers to the Subdistrict and The Surakarta City Government. He also informed me about the anthropometric kit from PT Solo Abadi Indonesia that is accurate in monitoring the development of children’s nutritional status.
About PT Solo Abadi Indonesia
PT Solo Abadi Indonesia is a company located in Surakarta, Central Java. Engaged in manufacturing and is the largest producer of portable stadiometer, infantometer board, anthropometric chair and stunting kit in Indonesia, which was established in 2005. Solo Abadi products can be applied in various fields of science such as health, anthropology, forensics, industrial engineering, product design, academia, to the military. We hope that we can continue to contribute to advancing the domestic industry by offering certified and licensed products for distribution.