Bandar Kuching MP helps brain tumour patient from Kpg Bintawa Ulu

Dr Yii (standing, second right) visiting Khairil (on the bed) and his family at their home. 

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KUCHING, June 15: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has extended humanitarian aid to brain tumour patient Khairil Fadzly from Kampung Bintawa Ulu by donating a hospital bed, adult diapers and some contributions to cover his medical expenses.

He visited the 29-year-old and his family today, where he was informed that Khairil had been in a coma for some time.

“Even when Khairil is awake, he has lost a lot of bodily functions and needed to be cared for by others. His elderly parents have no choice but to stop their small stall business selling drinks in order to care for their bedridden son and their grandson,” said Dr Yii in a press release today.

He said he and his entourage had met the family during his last visit to Tanah Puteh Clinic three days ago to meet the patients and staff of the clinic. It was there that he met Khairil’s family, who then shared their plight with him.

“They shared the struggles they faced when taking care of Khairil and the lack of proper equipment to properly take care of him, including the lack of a proper hospital bed. Before this, he has to sleep on an old mattress on the floor, and this made it very hard to change him or feed him.

“They have approached certain people for help, including certain elected representatives, but did not receive the needed help for months.

“So, we then made a visit and donated a full mechanical hospital bed to the family on top of a supply of adult diapers and also a love offering to the family to cover some of the expenses, including for Khairil’s children.

“We also spoke to the family and see other ways we can help them through this difficult time,” said Dr Yii.

He said he was so grateful to have met the family and do his bit to help them. He said the family even claimed it was “takdir” (fate) to have met him (Dr Yii) at the clinic that day.

“I will try my best to continue to serve the people, especially the sick, the poor and the elderly. regardless of race, religion and background,” he pledged. — DayakDaily