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MMEA MAkes Mercy Flight To Bring Hole-In-Heart Baby To IJN

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) today made a mercy flight to bring a four-month-old baby girl, who is suffering from a hole-in-the-heart medical condition, to seek further treatment at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here.

Nur Zara Humaira Muhammad Iftikhar was previously receiving treatment at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Baharu, Kelantan.

The mercy flight was made using an Agusta Westland AW 139 helicopter operated by MMEA pilot Capt Wan Najib Azrin Wan Mohd Nor Adib.

Speaking to reporters here, the pilot said they took off from the Subang Air Base at 10 am and headed straight to Kota Baharu to get the baby girl, who was accompanied by her mother, Nurhayati Mat Hussin, before flying back to Kuala Lumpur and landed at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital field at 2.50 pm.

“It was a smooth flight and the girl was later taken to the IJN on an ambulance,” he told reporters here today.

Meanwhile, the baby’s father, Muhammad Iftikhar Kamaruzaman, 25, said he learned about his daughter medical condition when she was two months old.

“I’m praying for my daughter’s recovery as the doctor said children with this medical condition can heal. Thank you so much to MMEA and all quarters who had helped us today,” he added. – BERNAMA

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