Analysis of Visit Compliance at Integrated Service Posts to Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Work Area of the Community Health Center of Pangkajene City
During the COVID-19 pandemic, several community-based health services including Posyandu (Post Integrated Services) activities had stopped, so there was no growth monitoring activity in the community. This study aims to analyze the determinants of the utilization of Posyandu services for toddlers during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Pangkajene City Health Center Work area, Pangkajene Regency and Islands. The type of research used is qualitative research with a descriptive approach. Informants in the study were selected by purposive sampling based on predetermined criteria. The informants in this study were health workers, posyandu cadres and parents of children under five. The data collection method used is in-depth interview and observation. The data analysis used in this study is the Miles & Huberman interactive analysis technique. The results showed that the knowledge of the informants about posyandu was as a means to determine the growth and development of infants and toddlers. The forms of services provided include family planning services, nutrition, immunization, diarrhea prevention, and vitamin administration. The attitude of parents is motivated to routinely bring their children every time the posyandu is held, but in the Covid-19 pandemic situation, informants feel anxiety if they visit the posyandu, until they contract Covid-19 from health workers or other posyandu visitors. In terms of the availability of health services, there are still posyandu buildings that have not been completed, the availability of facilities and infrastructure in the implementation of the posyandu is not sufficient such as the tables and chairs are still lacking, the dacin scales are not available, so the informants want to postpone the visit to the posyandu. The form of family support for mothers is to be reminded and delivered to the posyandu location on the day the posyandu opens. The implementation of the posyandu has been running by complying with health protocols. However, the obstacle that is still felt is the aspect of the availability of inadequate facilities and infrastructure.