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Accident victim receives Socso funding for leg implants

Last Update: 03/06/2019

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 3 (Bernama) -- Nurul Nadirah Anuar, 14, who received funding from the Social Security Organization (Socso) to undergo an implant surgery (steel frames) for both her legs as a result of a road accidentm was filled with nothing but deep gratitude. 

‘Thank you’ was all Nurul Nadirah, who was involved in the accident on May 25, in Kampung Pakoh Jaya, Kuala Nerus, could manage as she tried to hold back her tears.

The accident claimed the lives of her parents Anuar Said, 59, and Che Khasliza Che Hussin, 53.

Socso Board Member Datuk Azih Muda said the contribution of about RM4,000 was Socso's cooperation through the ‘Prihatin Keluarga Angkat’ programme (PROTEK) and the Selangor Zakat Board to enable the teenager to lead a normal life.

“Nurul Nadhirah is like a foster child to Socso, so in the name of caring and concerned for the victim who is facing permanent disability, through the PROTEK programme we try to help ease her burden," said Azih who is also president of the Congress of the Unions of Employess in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs). 

He said this after the handing over the contribution to Nurul at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) here today.

Nurul Nadirah, her sister Nurul Umiraf, 19 and brother Muhammad Adib, 17, were recently declared as Terengganu Socso’s foster children.

Nurul Nadirah is currently being treated at HSNZ and is cared for by her auntie Kasmah Che Husin, 55, and Nurul Umiraf.

Kasmah said she was grateful for the help received today as it would cover her niece's medical expenses.          She said Nurul Nadirah and her two older siblings would be under her care and would be taken home to live with her family in Machang, Kelantan after she was discharged from the hospital later.

The Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Setiu road accident also claimed the lives of married couple, Hafiiz Mohd Ibrahim, 29, and Siti Nor Shahila Asla, 26.



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