Most of children’s complaints such as cough, fever, colds, and the other actually may be managed by their parents at home. Hence, students of UGM invented a creative product named ‘ToolMed’ aimed at parents to overcome their sick children.
“Toolmed is a self-medication guide book with a drug-preparations-shaped doll. There are three main points emphasized by ToolMed, which are interactive, educative, and applicative”, said Asa Salsabela Arianti Wijayanti, one of the Candiet candy developer on Wednesday July 4 at UGM. ToolMed is a colorful book and it is full of original illustrations made by UGM students. Additionally, the aforementioned doll is aimed at improving children’s cognitive knowledge and becomes a medium of early recognition of drugs for children in an attractive way.
ToolMed was developed along with her three colleagues: Uliya Ita Rahmita (Pharmacy), Kamila Muyasarah (Medicine), and Sandy Arya (Industrial Engineering). This self-medication guide was born through UGM Entrepreneurship Student Creativity Program.
“Currently, there is no self-medication guide book on the market with an easy language to be understood and intended for common people” said Asa, who is also a pharmacy student.
“This book addresses every complain starting from definition, causes, interesting facts, non-pharmacological therapy, pharmacological therapy, therapeutic thinking, and example of cases. With this book, we invite parents to think together in a fun way, so that parents could apply it easily every day,” stated Kamila.
Currently, ToolMed can be found in some pharmacies across Yogyakarta at a price of IDR 75,000. Uliya stated that you can also order ToolMed through WhatsApp 081312202122. Well, parents of elementary school-aged children, it would be a great loss if you do not own ToolMed when your children get sick! (Kamila/Contributor; intepreted by Leo)