Tang Miu Peng, a 17-year-old student from Taman Desa Rishah, Ipoh, seeks financial assistance to settle her medical bills for injuries sustained in a recent road accident. She has been treated at the ICU of Pantai Hospital Ipoh.
According to her sister, Tang Ooi Leng, 24, the accident occurred along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah near the Sekolah Tunku Abdul Rahman exit. It involved her sister’s motorcycle and another. The accident took place on Wednesday, July 6.
Miu Peng, who was riding pillion, sustained serious injuries in which the bones of her face and right hand were broken in addition to bleeding at the spleen and liver.
“Since her admission to the private hospital, my sister has undergone three major surgeries. She has to be hospitalised at Pantai Hospital as it’s the nearest to the accident site.
“At that moment, the whole family just wished for her to be safe. We plan to bring her to another private hospital where I work but her condition will pose a risk,” she told Ipoh Echo.
To date, they have only paid a deposit of RM7000. The hospital has to date billed them over RM80,000 for the surgeries.
The doctor treating Miu Peng could not provide the exact cost of treatment as it depends on her condition and follow-up treatments to be done in the future.
“The doctor estimates it to be RM200,000. We can’t afford the bill and hope that the public can come forward to assist. My father works as a carpenter. His income is only enough for the family. Our combined household income too is not enough.”
Ooi Leng said that once Miu Peng has stabilised, they plan to continue her treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, as they cannot afford the steep treatment cost.
Readers wishing to help can deposit their money to Public Bank saving account No: 4-3907506-12 belonging to Chang Yoke Chuan/Tang Miu Peng.