Baby returns in healthy shape after undergoing liver transplant in China

  • Nation
  • Monday, 02 May 2016

Baby Muhammad Fakrullah Rayqal sleeping in his mother Norashikin Gzali's arms. Looking on are his father Mat Tarmizi Zali and brother Muhammad Fakrullah Rayyan at the Senai International Airport, Johor.

JOHOR BARU: Nine-month-old Muhammad Fakrullah Rayqal and his 39-year-old father Mat Tarmizi Zali, who were flown to Renji Hospital in Shanghai to undergo liver transplant in March, arrived home in healthy shape Sunday night.

They arrived at the Senai International Airport at 10.30pm from Kuala Lumpur International Airport after leaving Shanghai onboard Malaysia Airlines flight 0389 at 3.25pm.

They were accompanied by the baby's mother, Norashikin Gzali, 32, as well as an officer-in-waiting, Marsilayuhaini Baharuddin.

They were met on arrival at the airport by Johor Police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd and the Johor Royal Malaysian Police Volunteer Reserve (SSPRDM) commandant Datuk Lee Ban Heng.

Speaking to reporters, Norashikin said Muhammad Fakhrullah Rayqal was diagnosed with liver problem when he was three days old and was immediately referred to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) in Kuala Lumpur.

"He was too small and the liver transplant had to be done overseas. The cost of the operation was RM150,000, but SSPDRM was kind enough to bear all the costs, we are so grateful for it, and also for the donations from our caring community.

"We left for Shanghai on March 17 and had received tremendous help and assistance from the Malaysian Embassy in China. Johor Police chief had also deployed an officer-in-waiting to monitor our situation.

"On April 1, Rayqal went in for the liver transplant and after an eight-hour surgery, his diseased liver was replaced by a portion of his father's healthy liver.

"Both of them are recovering well and were allowed to be discharged and to return home yesterday," she said, adding that all follow up examinations would be done at the UMMC. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Man aged 77 goes missing in Klang
Man dies in fall from 10th floor of flat in Butterworth
The Star is top English-language M'sian news portal in brand trust scores, says Reuters Institute
KJ hits back at critics of mixed-type vaccination
Sabah announces SOP for Aidiladha
Taxis, e-hailing vehicles can cross districts and states if passengers have approvals
Sabah increases efforts to prevent rabies following outbreak at neighbouring Sarawak district
Investigate allegations of Covid-19 vaccines sold to private groups, says MMA
Puncak Niaga's suit against Khalid Ibrahim will proceed for full trial
Covid-19: 24 new clusters, including 15 workplace outbreaks

Stories You'll Enjoy