Tsunami baby ready to leave KK
(See this for background) From ST@AsiaOne (Mar 24):
YOUNG Heru, the badly burnt Indonesian baby who was brought to Singapore for treatment two months ago, is returning home.
The 10-month-old tsunami victim from Meulaboh is due to be discharged from KK Women's and Children's Hospital on Monday.
Yesterday, his parents took him to Ba'alwi Mosque to give thanks for his recovery and the religious support from the imam.
Heru's father, bicycle-taxi rider Esenbi, 40, was elated with his son's condition, saying: 'I'm happy with the treatment, accommodation, food and hospitality that Heru has been receiving in Singapore.'
His son was severely burnt when a kerosene lamp fell into his cot and set it afire while the boy was in a relief camp.
He was brought here in critical condition in January with the help of the Singapore Red Cross Society, which is paying for his treatment.
The little boy, the youngest of seven children, has received four skin grafts.
Looking red faced, he left hospital for the first time yesterday.
He was cranky while at the mosque, at which his dad has been praying almost every Friday. The family was received by the imam, Habib Hassan, who had visited the boy in hospital.
A Red Cross official will accompany the family back to Meulaboh on Monday to make sure that Heru's medical needs are met and to monitor his condition.
Said Habib Hassan: 'One thing about the Red Cross is that when they start something, they always finish it well.'