The sad story regarding a child suffering from multiple chronic diseases received attention from the Perak Menteri Besar.
MB’s wife, Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohamed Radzi who’s also chairman of Perak Foodbank, paid a visit to 3-year-old Nur Mardhiah Shahadah Addul Hadi at her residence in D’Aman Residensi, Meru Raya to better understand what hardships were endured by her family.
“On MB’s behalf, I wish to inform that transportation will be prepared for Nur Mardhiah since she needs to obtain fortnightly treatment at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL),” said Nomee Ashikin, who also contributed daily necessities and cash to the family.
“Other than that, we will pay for her family’s house rent for six months and we’ll do our best to refer Nur Mardhiah’s case to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) Ipoh for treatment there, although it’s subject to HRPB’s allowance,” she added.
Nur Mardhiah is the youngest out of three siblings, with custody shared between the mother, Nur Natasya Rasid, 24 and her former husband. After the divorce, Nur Natasya married Muhammad Iqbal Ramli, who’s also 24.
She has to undergo steroid injection surgery and removal of excess flesh on her left eye since suffering the disease from when she was a baby.
According to Nur Natasya, she and Iqbal had to ride the motorcycle from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur to bring Nur Mardhiah for treatment after considering the difficulty of asking for help from other parties, especially during the ongoing Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
“We were determined to bring her via the motorcycle since we cannot even afford a car rental service due to our insufficient spending power.
“We thank Datin Seri Dr Nomee and everyone who lent a helping hand.
“Our income source is very limited, even more so because Iqbal lost his job during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“We really appreciate MB’s assistance because it helped lessen our expenditure. Iqbal’s monthly income of RM1,000 as a contract worker is barely enough because our house rental is RM800 monthly,” Nur Natasya expressed.
Readers who would like to offer a helping hand may contribute to her Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) account at Nur Natasya Rasid 1400 3410 0002 8756.