‘Orang Asli boy in critical but stable condition’

‘Orang Asli boy in critical but stable condition’

KOTA BHARU: The Orang Asli boy from the Batek tribe, Nasri a/l Rosli, 3, who is suffering from pneumonia is in critical but stable condition, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator P Waytha Moorthy today.

The child is now warded in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) in the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII), after he was transferred from the Kuala Krai Hospital last Sunday.

“I am very satisfied with the intensive treatment the hospital provided him and I am impressed with the commitment, treatment and personal care the boy received,” he said.

Waytha Moorthy was speaking after visiting the boy and his father, Rosli a/l Jong, 30, who is also admitted at the hospital since Sunday after being suspected of contracting pneumonia.

Also present with Waytha Moorthy was hospital director Datuk Dr Selasawati Ghazali.

Commenting further, Waytha Moorthy said Rosli will be discharged soon as he is showing signs of recovery.

“Rosli will be placed nearer to his son after he is discharged,” he said.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah is expected to visit the Kuala Koh Orang Asli settlement in Gua Musang tomorrow.

The Health Ministry has confirmed that two of the 14 deaths involving the Batek community in Kuala Koh within a month was due to pneumonia.

However, the actual cause of death will only be known after the results of tests conducted on them are released later.

The health issues faced by the Batek community has resulted in 99 people given medical treatment, with four warded in the Intensive Care Units of the Kuala Krai Hospital and Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital.

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