Baby Ravneet Kaur underwent another skin grafting surgery today. The surgery itself went on fine, but there is a chance she may lose a few toes on her left leg.
The nine month old child of Indian parents working in Malaysia that caught the attention of Asia Samachar readers last month when we shared the news of her predicament after being badly scalded in a hot water accident at her home in Kuala Lumpur.
“The surgery today went on fine. We pray she does not pick up any infection or catch a fever,” said a member from the donation drive team made up of Sikh Welfare Society Malaysia (SWSM), Santana Riderz Mc and Asia Samachar.
Ravneet has undergone several surgeries and a few more are expected in the weeks to come. In one surgery towards the end of February, doctors had to amputate her right thumb as well as one finger on the right hand and the little finger on the left hand.
Malaysians and Singaporeans donated close to RM127,000 towards a donation drive by the SWSM, Santana Riderz Mc and Asia Samachar within a span of 48 hours last month.
The donation drive has been stopped. The money collected is being used to settle Ravneet’s mounting medical bills, as well as for the future surgeries and medical care that she will require.
Born to Indian parents, Ravneet does not enjoy the lower fees enjoyed by Malaysians at Malaysian public hospitals.
SWSM and Santana Riderz are working jointly to ensure smooth and proper disbursement of the funds collected. Asia Samachar will provide regular updates on Baby Ravneet’s recovery and the fund disbursement.
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