Stroke patient receives kind donation from villagers

National 1 minute, 59 seconds

BRUNEI-MUARA

A RETIRED security guard diagnosed with stroke received a donation of $1,000, courtesy of the village people in Kg Sg Buloh and other nearby villages.

The recipient, Hj Tuah Momin, 63, who is also a resident at the Landless Indigenous Citizens Housing Scheme (STKRJ) in Kg Sungai Buloh Two (Bukit Sibanging), has been a stroke patient since 2009. Currently, he is taken care by his wife and his their daughter at his house.

The donation was handed over by Kg Sg Buloh Head Village, Pg Hj Ismail Pg Ibrahim.

“The donation would help to alleviate the burden of Hj Tuah’s family to prepare for the upcoming Hari Raya festivities and basic needs,” he said.

His wife, Dayang Adi Hj Moksin, 62, told The Brunei Times that Hj Tuah became ill sometime on June in 2009.

“I remember he was cutting grass in our backyard at 10 in the evening after work. Then, he took a shower and went to bed,” said Dayang Adi.

“Around 2am, he woke me up with a murmuring voice that I could not comprehend,” she added.

After realising that something was wrong, Dayang Adi and her daughter drove Hj Tuah to the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hjh Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital in the capital at 3am.

Hj Tuah was treated at the hospital for only five months, said Adi.

Their daughter, Azlina Esmit, who works at RIPAS as a receptionist, said that Hj Tuah is currently eating and drinking with a hose through his left waist.

“My husband and I live (with my parents) in this house. So, when my mother goes grocery shopping, I would take care of him,” said Azlina.

Hj Tuah and Adi married in 1970, “the same year His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah married”, said Hj Tuah in a low voice.

Adi changes her husband’s adult diaper twice a day and bathes him with warm water while he lay on the bed.

Adi sleeps in the same room with her husband, but on the floor covered in blanket with thin mattress and a pillow every night since 2009.

The elderly couple receive old pension fund of $250 each. Meanwhile, Hj Tuah receives an additional $100 from Community Development Department (JAPEM).

In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadhan, the head village, who drove all the way to the recipient’s house, also handed over a cash coupon worth $60, courtesy of Syarikat Pasaraya Harmoni.

The Brunei Times