An entertainer dressed in a lion costume offers a balloon to a ch patient at Siloam Hospitals Asri in South Jakarta on National Children's Day on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

In Sickness and in Health


JULY 23, 2019

A simple celebration of National Children's Day lit up the smiles of sick children who were receiving treatment at Siloam Hospitals Asri in Pancoran, South Jakarta, on Tuesday.  

Hospital staff hired clowns dressed up in lion outfits to amuse the children in their rooms. The children were given colorful balloons and puzzles to keep them entertained.

Siloam Hospitals' business head Amelia Hendra said she hoped the event could bring joy to young patients who have had to stay for a long time at the hospital. 

An entertainer wearing lion costume visits child in-patient rooms during National Children
An clown in a lion costume walks the corridor of Siloam Hospitals Asri in Pancoran, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Siloam Hospitals Asri give a puzzle as a present to every in-patient child on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A puzzle for every child patient. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mother kisses her daughter during National Children
A mother kisses her daughter at the hospital. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Staff of Siloam Hospital Asri prepare a surprise for their child patient on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Staff at Siloam Hospitals Asri prepare a surprise with the lion. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The lion also accompanies the doctor during his patient routine visits. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The lion accompanies a doctor during a routine inspection. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A clown reads a fairy tale book for children to celebrate the national children
A clown reads a fairy tale book for children. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The lion tries to approach a child who is scared and lonely when undergoing hospitalization. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A young patient shakes hand with the lion. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)