Melaka to bear transport costs for baby to go for cancer treatment in the UK


  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 May 2019

MELAKA (Bernama): The Melaka Government will bear the transportation costs to the United Kingdom for the family of eight-month-old Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin, who is suffering from a "Germ Cell Tumour" in the mouth, a rare type of cancer.  

Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the state government has agreed, in principle, to lighten the burden of the baby's family to seek treatment overseas.  

“The surgery is costly and for the time being, we will assist the child and her family for her treatment overseas with regard to their flight and transportation costs,” he told newsmen here Friday.

Adly, however, did not state the amount involved. 

The child's father, Ahmad Safiuddin Ahmad Razak, 24, when contacted by Bernama, said he was leaving his baby's fate to Allah and asked all parties to pray for her swift recovery.  Yesterday, the media reported that Ainul Mardhiah is scheduled to fly to the UK next week to seek treatment from specialists there. 

Ainul Mardiah's plight has also caught the attention of UK-based, Malaysian-born trainee surgeon Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri, who had expressed her intention to seek the advice of her network of acquaintances in the UK medical fraternity on how the child can best be treated. - Bernama