IPOH – The Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim today visited the pediatric ward of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun (HRPB) here.
Upon arrival Tuanku Zara was greeted by HRPB director Datuk Dr Raja Lope Ahmad Raja Ariffin and RSG Group founder and chairman of Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), Ramelle Ramli.
Tuanku Zara also presented Raya gifts comprising toys to some 40 young patients and spent almost two hours in the ward.
Before leaving she graciously posed for photographs with the staff of the hospital to commemorate her visit.
Siti Aishah Megat Norizan, 22, was initially a little nervous after being told by the hospital that Tuanku Zara would be visiting her daughter, Ariana Maisarah Mohamad Hidayat, 9 months, who is suffering from seizures.
“I was feeling anxious as this is the first time I get to meet Tuanku.
However, she turned out to be a friendly and soft-spoken person and I am glad to have a chance to meet her up close and personal,” she said.
K.Logaletchumi, 36, was overwhelmed and did not expect to meet Tuanku Zara personally.
Logaletchumi who was caring for her son, H. Arun Kumar, 2, said, “I was delighted to be able to meet and talk with Tuanku Zara who is so graceful and has a beautiful smile,” she said.
Nor Saleha Mohamad Razali, 8, said she was happy to meet the raja permaisuri personally as previously she only saw her on television.
Nor Saleha who was admitted yesterday due to high fever, was taken care of by her grandmother, Hafizah Said, 59. – BERNAMA