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This morning’s visit to Cipto Hospital was very good and informative. Melanie from the British Women’s Association kindly joined us for the visit. We managed to catch up with two of the doctors on duty who are forever busy. We are so grateful that they can even spare 5-10 minutes of their time with us.

At the infectious ward, Dr Yoga updated us on two patients that MCK have been supporting. Rifdatul is nine years old and from Kota Bekasi. She is receiving treatment for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and bone disease. Currently doing very well after 3 months of treatment but is suffering severe malnutrition. Her bowel disease is more controlled now, her weight has slowly increased and there has been no signs of other infections. Weighing only 11.545kg, she remains in hospital to be monitored.

Rifdatul with mother by her side

The other patient is Andreas from Tangerang who is suffering from HIV, malnutrition and Tuberculosis (TBC). Adopted at an early age, his mother tells us he’s now four years old. He has been receiving treatment for 7 weeks now, unfortunately we learnt that he was not doing well and had not gained much weight because the infection was not controlled yet. Let’s wish him all the best to get well soon.

Andreas with his very supportive mother

Over at the Neonatal ward, Dr Rina was ever so kind to show us around. We caught them on a very busy day with a surge of babies being treated. We even saw two babies unattended in a make shift room temporarily because all the other rooms were full. Dr Rina mentioned she was very grateful to all of our donors and that the money was spent on all the babies in the ward and not just to individual special case babies.

Baby Parin Alyanti pictured here has been in care since February this year. Currently is open for adoption and ready to be placed in an orphanage but is suspected of HIV. Baby Parin cannot be placed into an orphanage until a HIV test is performed when the baby reaches 6 months of age. This will then determine what special care is needed when the baby is released from hospital. We send warm hugs to stay healthy!

Baby Parin

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