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55-year-old amputee cleaner fired for taking one-day MC




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55-year-old cleaner, Mr Isah was terminated from his job late last year for taking one-day MC after suffering severe side effects including dizziness and vomiting from a usual dialysis session.

Mr Isah is an amputee, who had three toes on his left foot and one toe on his right foot amputated due to diabetes. He also suffers from kidney failure, hypertension and high blood pressure.

Today, he is unable to work due to the condition of his feet and the severe side effects like fatigue, vomiting, headaches and the inability to consume food he continues to suffer from after each of dialysis sessions. He undergoes dialysis thrice a week.

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As such, Mr Isah depends on his wife, Madam Zaitun, whose income as a cleaner is insufficient to support their family of five. The couple have three children, the youngest of whom – a 20-year-old young man – is due to enlist into National Service this August having completed his education.

Due to their financial situation, Mr Isah and Madam Zaitun have outstanding payments to be made to HDB.

Non-profit organisation Ray of Hope Initiative Limited (ROHI) hopes to raise $1000 for Mr Isah’s family, to disburse $250 a month over four months to help the family with groceries expenses.

The group has raised $530 so far.

If you would like to donate, visit simplygiving.com/event/MrIsah.


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