PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Human Resources, along with the Social Security Organisation (Socso), has paid a home visit to heirs of the late K. Vijaya T. Veerasamy, 52, who passed away in May following brain complications that arose from an accident last year.
The visit was made to the deceased’s home in Puchong by Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan and Socso chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed yesterday (Sept 18).
Also present was Socso chief communications officer Izad Raya, Socso Kuala Lumpur director Mustafa Draman and Kuala Lumpur case manager Mustaqim Wali Abdul Khalid.
“As I was genuinely worried about his condition following the accident, I personally paid him a visit at the hospital last November to provide him his Socso benefits.
“The cost of his implant operation amounting to RM23,000 and subsequent treatments were also fully borne by Socso,” he said.
He added that the deceased’s case was closely monitored by the case manager of the Socso Return to Work (RTW) programme and found that K. Vijaya was eligible to receive assistance under the rehabilitation program for three months.
Support in tough times
Following his passing on May 21 this year, Socso quickly found out that the deceased had been a general worker who had contributed under the Employees’ Social Security Act 1969 (Act 4).
This allowed his heirs to receive benefits under the Employment Injury Scheme.
“Despite these benefits being paid three months ago, I still felt compelled to visit his family at their home, following his passing,” he said.
M. Saravanan later presented a Socso care basket to the family of the deceased.
Socso similarly conveyed their condolences and sympathy to the heirs and hoped the benefits provided could lessen their burden in carrying on with their lives.
The late K. Vijaya sustained severe traumatic brain injury after being involved in an accident, when returning home from KL on April 12 last year.
This saw him having to undergo surgery on the left side of his skull, alongside receiving subsequent treatment at Hospital KL, before taking his last breath in May this year, 13 months after the accident.
K. Vijaya is survived by his wife T. Poongkoathai and daughters V. Thibaanageswari, 21 and V. Vishva Rubini, 19.
As both daughters were still pursuing their education, they were eligible to receive as much as RM2,232 monthly under the dependant’s benefit, along with a funeral benefit of RM2,000.