KOTA BHARU: A three-year-old nine-month-old boy who was previously critical after being believed to be taking drugs is now said to be recovering after treatment at the Raja Perempuan Zainab Child Intensive Care Unit (ICU). II Hospital (HRPZ II), here.
Acting Kelantana Datuk Police Chief Muhammad Zaki Harun said the child is now able to breathe normally and has no longer used paraphernalia.
He said that if the situation continues to develop positively, it is possible that the child will soon be transferred to Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital (HSIP) Kuala Krai.
“Alhamdulillah, this child’s condition is improving and we are all praying that his health will improve.
“He may be transferred to HSIP to make it easier for family members to visit and care for him,” he told reporters after meeting with the victim’s mother at HRPZ II here today.
Earlier, Muhammad Zaki, along with a delegation from the Kelantan Police Contingent Command (IPK) and Acting President of the Kelantan Police Families Association (Perkep) Datin Suzano Yashin, presented the victim’s mother with a gift from Her Majesty Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis.
Meanwhile, the victim’s 36-year-old mother said at the meeting that she is grateful that the condition of the youngest of three siblings is improving.
He said all donations from the relevant public, including Her Highness Raja Perempuan Tengku Anis’s donations, will be used as best as possible for her son’s needs.
“My son can now feed through a tube and I hope he will develop better after that,” said the boy, who also took care of his son despite the pain, because he also has stage IV cancer.
In an incident last Sunday, the child was critical and needed to be put to sleep after being believed to have “ingested” excess methamphetamine after a suspect (his cousin’s father) left him in a car when he was taken to Kampung Sri. Bintang, Kuala Kraj.
The 30-year-old suspect, who is also a hard addict, is still in custody pending further police investigation. –AlHijrah Online