KUCHING: A member of parliament has come to the aid of an elderly constituent who needed money to restore his eyesight and for his medications.
Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen visited the elderly gentleman who had reached out for help to undergo a cataract operation.
“The elderly uncle informed us that the doctor had advised him to undergo an operation to replace his eye lens to correct his vision loss. However, he will be required to purchase the lens costing a few thousand ringgit.
“Since both him and his wife are no longer working, he sought our help a few days ago. Upon reviewing his situation, we paid a visit and contributed to the purchase of the lens,” Dr Yii said today.
He said a cheque had been issued to the supplier of the lens.
“We may not have much, but we will try our best to help those in need, especially the elderly, people with disabilities (OKU), and the needy in our constituency,” Dr Yii said.
On a separate occasion, Dr Yii and his team also visited a cancer patient to hand over some aid to help the family get through their financial difficulties.
He said the patient was recently diagnosed with throat cancer and was required to undergo chemotherapy.
“Before he fell ill, he mainly relied on collecting and recycling supplies in exchange for a meagre income while his wife was a part-time worker caring for the elderly and performing some odd cleaning works to supplement the family income
“He had to regularly go to the hospital for chemotherapy and follow-up checks and therefore the patient could not continue to collect and recycle supplies. His wife also had to quit her job to take care of him,” Dr Yii said.
The family’s livelihood now depends solelyon their only daughter who is earning a meagre income that could barely cover the family’s daily expenses.