Councillor reaches out to family seeking govt aid

Cures (right) receiving a Welfare Department aid application form from Chandran at his home in Taman Segar, Tanjung Malim.

A 59-year-old father, who quit his job to take care of his wheelchair-bound son, is in need of financial assistance.

K. Chandran left his job as a driving instructor in 2020 to look after 15-year-old C. Sharvin after a virus infection affected the teenager’s mobility.

Chandran said he would tend to his son’s daily needs while his wife went to work.

“I drive him to school every day.

“I also take him for physiotherapy at the Tanjung Malim health clinic every Monday and Thursday,” he said.

His wife is now the sole breadwinner and earns RM1,500 monthly as a clerk in a computer shop, he added.

Chandran, who also has a daughter, hoped that his son would get government aid to ease the family’s financial burden.

“Surviving on my wife’s salary alone is a challenge as there are numerous expenses, from household needs to diapers and a special ointment for my son.

“Sharvin’s medical needs alone come to about RM100 monthly,” he added.

But Chandran is grateful that he does not have to pay for treatment at government hospitals and clinics as Sharvin holds an OKU card.

Tanjung Malim district councillor R. Cures, who visited the family at their home in Taman Segar, Tanjung Malim in Perak, said he would assist the family in their efforts to get aid from the Welfare Department.

During his visit, Cures also presented some aid to Chandran.

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