94-year-old Mr Saw is appealing for financial help to pay for the medical bills of his foreign domestic helper who suffered a stroke.
Mr Saw and his son, who is 61-years-old himself, employed 37-year-old Ani one and a half years ago. Ani left her three children in the care of her mother, in her hometown of Cianjur in West Java Indonesia, to come to Singapore and serve Mr Saw.
On 1 April this year, Ani visited the clinic below Mr Saw’s flat after complaining of a headache. Since the doctor was out for lunch, Ani returned home and continued caring for Mr Saw after taking some panadol.
After completing her chores, Ani went to take a rest – but did not wake up. The elderly Mr Saw tried to wake her to no avail before he called his son and asked him to rush home. Mr Saw’s son immediately called an ambulance to convey Ani to the nearest hospital when he found her unconscious, with her eyes half open.
The doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) told Ani’s employers that Ani suffered a stroke and that the passage between her heart and brain was blocked. She is also receiving treatment for a thyroid condition.
Ani underwent surgery and was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she remained for ten days. On the 11th day, Ani was moved to the High Dependency Ward.
Three days ago, Ani suffered from a fever and was found to have bacteria in the blood and large amounts of phlegm. Although her thyroid is showing some improvement, she is still unable to move much and remains in the High Dependency Ward.
Both Mr Saw and his son are not working and cannot find it in their hearts to repatriate Ani back to Indonesia, in the state she is in.
They are also unable to pay the hefty medical bills Ani has accumulated. Ani’s medical fees at TTSH has come up to over S$46,000 and is expected to climb as Ani continues to be warded at the hospital with no immediate signs of recovery.
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