TRIBUNNEWS.COM, KEDIRI – The City Government of Kediri through the Health Office (Dinkes) of the City of Kediri explained that the newly implemented immunization in the City of Kediri was Diphtheria ORI not Rubella. Because Rubella immunization has been carried out in 2017.
"Diphtheria ORI immunization is one of the central government's important programs in preventing diphtheria. Because this disease is very contagious and dangerous and can cause death," explained Drs Apip Permana, Head of Public Relations and Protocol of Kediri City Government, Thursday (11/08/2018).
While related to the problems experienced by Wildan children (12), immunization participants who experience paralysis after immunization, Head of the Kediri City Health Office, Dr. Fauzan Adima, said that initially it was alleged by the RSUD Dr. Iskak Tulungagung that Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) was affected.
This diagnosis has also been confirmed by the Saiful Anwar Hospital (RSSA) of Malang City that is positive for GBS or a disease that attacks the peripheral nervous system.
This GBS disease is not caused by immunization, but this paralysis is a coincidence that occurs or coincidence after immunization.
Following this incident, Kediri Mayor Abdullah Abu Bakar ordered the Head of the Kediri City Health Office to immediately coordinate with the East Java Provincial Health Office.
The results of the coordination resulted in the patient's medical expenses being borne entirely by the government.
Including the cost of care during the RSSA in Malang City is also borne by the government.
While the City Government of Kediri will help the patient's family through the living cost program, which is a program of the City Government of Kediri to help with the cost of living of the patient's family while accompanying the patient in a treatment period of Rp. 125,000 per day.