PUTRAJAYA: The Social Welfare Department's monthly assistance to Jahidah Nordin, who went into a coma after being beaten by her husband, will continue to help ease the burden of the victim's family.
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Aiman Athirah Sabu said the department had been distributing monthly assistance of RM500 since July 2022.
"This monthly assistance will continue, including counselling sessions for Jahidah's family. We will also look again if there is a need to increase the amount of this aid. The ministry also cares about the welfare of Jahidah and her young son," she told reporters after handing over aid from Tabung Kasih to Jahidah's sister, Fauziah Nordin here on Tuesday (Jan 31).
On May 2021, it was reported that the 44-year-old civil servant in Johor was rushed to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital after she was hurt by her husband.
According to the report, Jahidah, who was six weeks' pregnant at the time, had serious injuries to her head and part of her skull had to be removed due to bleeding, apart from suffering a broken back, ribs and jaw.
She gave birth to a baby boy by caesarean section in November that year. – Bernama