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Baby Mauled By Lizard, Parents To Attend Counselling

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JOHOR BARU: The Welfare Department will continue to provide counselling for parents of the eight-month-old baby who was mauled by a monitor lizard in Pulau Tioman on Monday.

Johor Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman, Asiah Md Ariff, said Nur Hidayah Abdul Rahman’s mother, Nor Raudhah Maisarah Abdullah, was still traumatised by the incident.

“She witnessed the attack herself and she had to fight off the monitor lizard to save her daughter. It is not easy to forget such trauma.

“The department will provide the necessary counselling for her parents for as long as it is needed,” she said after visiting the two at the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) here yesterday .

Nur Hidayah who received 150 stitches after the attack, is expected to be warded for another week before being discharged.-NST

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