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Published: Thursday January 2, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday January 2, 2014 MYT 6:47:21 AM

Injured boy to rely on medication for the rest of his life

GEORGE TOWN: The seven-year-old boy who slipped and fell off a Ferris wheel at the Penang Pesta fairground on Sunday will have to rely on medication for the rest of his life.

His mother Saadiah Shamsudin, 40, said Mohamad Khairul Naimme was operated on to have his spleen and a kidney removed.

“His condition is stable after the surgery, but doctors say he will be on medication for the rest of his life,” she said after receiving contributions from the state Umno Youth at the Penang Hospital yesterday.

She said it was sad that the boy would not be able to start school at SK Kebun Sireh, Bukit Mertajam.

Saadiah said she had bought school supplies for Mohamad Khairul, the fourth of five children, adding that he had been excited to try on his school uniform and shoes before the incident.

“He is an active and cheerful boy, but now he can only lie down and is fed through a tube,” the tearful mother said.

In the incident, Mohamad Khairul was found unconscious by his father after he is believed to have fallen off a Ferris wheel at 12.50pm. His father, a trader at the fair, lodged a police report at the Sungai Nibong station at 4.15am. — Bernama

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, ferris wheel

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